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Otago Community Trust

Important Notice

1st August 2017

The Otago Community Trust is in the process of updating its systems relating to how we process our Donations and this includes our on-line donations application portal. As a result of this update we are unfortunately not going to be able to approve Donations from December 2017 until the last week of March 2018. Because we will not be considering donations from December - March you can choose to either:

• Apply to us early (you will need to have your application to us before the end of September 2017 to get a decision before Christmas), or

• Wait for our March or April meeting before receiving a response to your funding request.

Please note that any events or festivals applying for funding are required to have their donation request to us, at least three months prior to their start date. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss how this change is likely to affect your organisation – 0800 10 12 40

 

About Us

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 

Changes to Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes

Have you heard the great news Otago?

The Central Government announced in late June that it will open up their Warm Up New Zealand insulation subsidy programme to low-income, owner-occupied homes due to lack of uptake of the tenanted property offer. If you are a home owner with a Community Services Card, and your house was built before 2000, you are eligible for a 50% subsidy on the cost of insulating the ceiling and underfloor of your home. If you have arespiratory condition but don't have a Community Services Card, you may still also be eligible for this programme (income limits apply).
 
The funding that we have made available for Otago has meant qualifying households do not have to find all of the other 50%. Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. So don't delay in finding out more information on the programme if you think you may be eligible and learn more about what subsidies you may be eligible for. In the first instance, we would encourage you to contact one of our key partners to find out more about the programme. 
 

Smart Energy Solutions – 0800 888 766
Technobond Insulation – 0800 55 88 22 
Cosy Homes Charitable Trust – 021 999 395

Warm-Homes

From the Trust

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Past Donations

Find out more about the local community projects we support through donations.

Latest News

New Art & Culture Capability Fund for Dunedin

  • 15-Aug-17
  • News Media Release

The Dunedin City Council and the Otago Community Trust are pleased to announce a new contestable fund has been established to offer support to not for profit arts and culture organisations. The fund will assist organisations to improve their capability, with the aim to empower them to grow a sustainable future.

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$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural Facility

  • 02-Aug-17
  • Media Release

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Trustees approved a $600,000 donation last week to support the Waitaki District Council with the development of the new Waitaki Cultural Facility. The multimillion-dollar project for the new cultural facility in Oamaru will see the amalgamation of the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum and Waitaki District Archive.

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How to Apply

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