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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


From the Trust

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Past Donations

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

Latest News

Trust donates $600k to Football South all-weather facility at Logan Park

  • 07-Jun-17
  • News Media Release

Football South has been given a further $600,000 boost for its sport turf development at Logan Park after securing funding from the Otago Community Trust. The donation was approved at the Trust’s recent board meeting, where trustees granted a number of sizable donations across the region.

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Rental property owners encouraged to improve insulation

  • 29-May-17
  • News

In November of last year, the Otago Community Trust committed $700,000 towards insulating more low income homes across the Otago region. This funding investment specifically supports EECA’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Rental programme and enables more rental properties in Otago to comply with the new government regulations.

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How to Apply

Annual Report 2016

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