News & Media

Funding boost for Hawea Flat Link Track

  • 01-Nov-17
  • News Media Release

The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust (UCTT) has received a funding boost from the latest round of donations from the Otago Community Trust. A $30,000 donation was awarded to the UCTT to support the development of the Hawea Flat Link Track. UCTT treasurer John Wellington said it has long been the desire of the Hawea Flat Community to be able to get to Albert Town more directly along the route of the closed Newcastle Road.

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Otago Community Innovators Workshop

  • 25-Oct-17
  • Announcements

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to be working with Community Builders and the Valley Project to provide a one day workshop for community people to explore community innovation, assets, enterprise and capacity building through relationship.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: OCT Donations System Change

  • 23-Oct-17
  • Announcements

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. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss how this change is likely to affect your organisation – 0800 10 12 40

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Funding Boost for Green Island Community

  • 03-Oct-17
  • News Media Release

The Greater Green Island Community has received a significant boost from the latest round of donations from the Otago Community Trust.

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OCT Learning Impact Fund gathering momentum, first Innovation Fund awarded

  • 01-Oct-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust Learning Impact Fund starts to gather momentum. The Trust launched its new Learning Impact Fund on 1 April 2017 with the aim to encourage new thinking and collaboration. The Fund has been delivered in two tranches, the $1.5million $for$ fund and a separate Innovation Fund. Each fund has been set up as a three-year programme to help assist projects which support the education of Otago’s young people.

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Lakeside project starts in Catlins 

  • 25-Sep-17
  • News Funding Stories

It is always rewarding to see great community projects get underway. The Catlins Lake project in South Otago is now in full swing. This lakeside project is to improve amenities at the Catlins Lake, near Owaka. This project has been spearheaded by Catlins Promotion. The promotions group aims to utilise a section of disused highway to make a public amenity walk, picnic table and lookout near the historic wharf piles site.

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Otago Community Trust enjoys a positive year 

  • 30-Aug-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust invested $7.5 million into the Otago community over the last year. Around 80 people attended its Annual Public Meeting held in Dunedin on August 22. The Trust reported a positive year, its Investment Portfolio returning $22.5 million, representing a return of 9.2 percent.

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Work begins on St Dominic's Priory

  • 20-Aug-17
  • News Funding Stories

In February this year the Trust was pleased to approve $95,000 to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin to assist with the roof restoration of Dunedin’s Dominican Priory. For readers based within Dunedin, you may have noticed the scaffolding surrounding parts of the Priory recently.

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$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural Facility

  • 02-Aug-17
  • Media Release

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Trustees approved a $600,000 donation last week to support the Waitaki District Council with the development of the new Waitaki Cultural Facility. The multimillion-dollar project for the new cultural facility in Oamaru will see the amalgamation of the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum and Waitaki District Archive.

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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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