News & Media

New Zealand Masters Games Naming Rights Sponsor Secured

  • 28-Jul-17
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust signs on as naming rights sponsor for the Dunedin New Zealand Masters Games 2018. Otago Community Trust, one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Otago / Southland, today announces its naming rights sponsorship for the upcoming Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games 2018, further cementing its longstanding commitment to the Games.

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OCT approves $1.2 million in funding

  • 06-Jul-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust approved over $1.2M in donations in its recent June donation round. The June donation round saw the Trust approve its regular annual funding to Otago regional sporting bodies, whereby a total of $967,200 was approved across 36 regional sporting bodies. Among the biggest beneficiaries were Sport Otago ($172,250), Netball South ($110,000) and Football South ($80,000).

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SPCA Otago - Opoho Building Replacement Underway  

  • 05-Jul-17
  • Funding Stories

SPCA Otago launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign last year to give its run-down Dunedin animal shelter a facelift. The buildings replacement project is long overdue and will allow SPCA Otago to function more efficiently in the future. The Otago Community Trust was pleased to support the SPCA with a $150,000 donation.

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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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New Wanaka Swimming Pool Underway

  • 05-May-17
  • Funding Stories

If you are based in Upper Clutha then you will be witness to a great deal of activity around the new Wanaka Recreation Centre as the new swimming pool complex begins to take shape. Significant progress is being made on the new complex with the outer walls of the three individual pools now in place.

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Arts Festival secures Trust funding for 2018

  • 28-Apr-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Festival of the Arts Trust was the largest beneficiary from the recent Otago Community Trust donation round, securing a $185,000 donation to the assist with the cost of the biennual Arts Festival Dunedin. Nicholas McBryde Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts Trust said Arts Festival Dunedin is grateful to the Otago Community Trust for their investment, and their belief in what the Festival is.

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Otematata Wetlands Walk  

  • 22-Apr-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to have provided support to the Otematata Residents Association Inc in February this year. The Trust donated $6,000 to the Residents Association to assist with the final stage of the Otematata Wetlands Walk. The Otematata Wetlands Walkway is situated between the shores of Lake Aviemore and Loch Laird Rd and its success is testament to great community grunt and vision.

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Ignite Consultants

  • 22-Apr-17
  • Funding Stories

In February the Otago Community Trust provided a $2,000 donation to Ignite Consultants to support the work they do with Otago not-for-profits. Recently we extended our support via running a funding seminar for the Ignite students in conjunction with the Department of Internal Affairs.

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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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