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Otago Community Trust

The Otago Community Trust is a philanthropic organisation which applies its Trust funds for charitable and other purposes which are of benefit to the community.

The Trust provides donations across the diverse sectors of art & culture, heritage, events, environment, education, sport and recreation and community activity and community wellbeing.

Since its beginning, the Trust has distributed in excess of $150 million to communities across Otago. You can find information about applying here.

 

Working Together with Our Communities 

Otago Community Trust Learning Impact Fund 

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Learning Impact Fund. The fund is available to all Otago schools within the Otago Community Trust funding area from 1 April 2017 to 31st March 2020.

The Trust has identified education of Otago’s young people as a priority area for funding and the Learning Impact Fund supports schools to address the specific needs of their students. 

All schools will be sent correspondence from the Trust on the new Learning Impact Fund and what it means for them.

The Learning Impact Fund will not affect funding available to assist other projects supported by the Otago Community Trust. Schools can still apply for assistance for other projects under the Trusts general application process. More information on the fund can be found HERE

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Past Donations

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Latest News

Arts Festival secures Trust funding for 2018

  • 28-Apr-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Festival of the Arts Trust was the largest beneficiary from the recent Otago Community Trust donation round, securing a $185,000 donation to the assist with the cost of the biennual Arts Festival Dunedin. Nicholas McBryde Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts Trust said Arts Festival Dunedin is grateful to the Otago Community Trust for their investment, and their belief in what the Festival is.

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Support for Volunteering Fund

  • 07-Apr-17
  • Announcements

The ‘Support for Volunteering’ fund is now open. This fund provides government grants for community projects that support and promote volunteering in New Zealand. We are a little biased but our Otago volunteers are among the best, so don't miss out on submitting an application that can support your group in 2017.

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How to Apply

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Annual Report 2016

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