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 $100 million to communities across Otago. You can find information about applying here.

From the Trust

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Past Donations

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

Latest News

Showcasing Work in Otago

  • 16-Sep-15
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust helped set up the Otago Careers Festival seven years ago, and it’s still right behind the month-long event today.

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How to Apply

Annual Report 2015

2015 PDF 5852 KB

Closing Date

Applications for funding requests over $100,000 close on the 30th September. Please ring the Trust office to discuss the project before submitting the application.