News & Media

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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A slice of Shag Point history

  • 05-Apr-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $1,200 donation to the Shag Point Residents Association in December 2015. This donation contributed to the Association’s project of publishing a book of the history of the Shag Point area, including the Shag Point Coal Mine and the history of the early mining days.

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Naseby summer luge project a step closer

  • 29-Mar-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $30,000 donation to the Naseby Summer Luge Trust in its March donation round. The summer luge track will be an exciting addition to Naseby which has blossomed into a popular year round holiday destination for families. Geoff Balme spokesperson from the Naseby Summer Luge Trust explains that the project has been simmering away for a number of years.

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Learn to Ride Park Opens

  • 21-Mar-17
  • News

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher cut the red ribbon and about 30 children wheeled on to Oamaru’s "latest playground attraction" on Saturday 18th of March. After two and a-half years of planning, and about four months of construction, Friendly Bay Railway Bridge Restoration Trust’s $250,000 learn-to-ride bike park at Oamaru’s waterfront was child-tested after a brief opening ceremony.

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Otago Community Trust Launches Learning Impact Fund for Otago Schools

  • 13-Mar-17
  • News Media Release

Otago schools within the Otago Community Trust funding area are set to benefit from a new Learning Impact Fund over the next three years. The Otago Community Trust has launched the new Learning Impact Fund which will be available to schools 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.

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Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club - New twin-hull surf canoe

  • 10-Mar-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to assist the Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club with a $4,500 donation towards the cost of purchasing a twin-hull surf canoe and paddles earlier this year.

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Trust kicks of 2017 funding - approving over $588,000 in community donations

  • 01-Mar-17
  • Media Release

In its first board meeting for 2017 the Otago Community Trust has approved over $588,000 in community donations to 50 community groups across Otago. The largest donation approved in February was $95,000 to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin to assist with the roofing restoration of Dunedin’s Dominican Priory. Otago Community Trust, chief executive Barbara Bridger said the Trust was pleased to provide support to the restoration of this category one Heritage New Zealand building.

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"It's time we talked" - Parent Workshop

  • 01-Mar-17
  • Announcements

The Otago Community Trust in conjunction with St Hilda's Collegiate School are proud to offer an Otago wide workshop / seminar for parents of teenagers and pre-teens being presented by Maree Crabbe. For interested parents this will address the important issues our children are faced with through the internet, media and various social media sites.

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Joss House

  • 27-Feb-17
  • Funding Stories

It is always pleasing to see a project reach completion and this was especially true for the relocation of Joss House. The small nondescript weatherboard cottage was once an integral part of Lawrence's Chinese settlement.

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Supporting the Attitude Programme in Otago Schools

  • 16-Feb-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to be once again providing funding support to The Parenting Place – Attitude Division’. The $6,000 donation granted in November 2016 will assist with the cost of presenting the Attitude Programme in Otago schools this coming year. The programme for 2017 is entitled 'Being Me' and provides a guide to friends, identity, puberty and technology.

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