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