News & Media

Central Otago Funding Drop-In-Session

  • 23-Mar-17
  • Announcements

Are you based in Central Otago and looking for funding for a community project or do you have questions about funding or the funding process? A funding drop-in-session will be on next Tuesday 1pm to 3.00pm in Cromwell. Come along and speak to a number of the different funders - Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Central Otago District Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council & Internal Affairs. The team here are always happy to help

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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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National Rural Health Conference 2017 - Scholarships

  • 16-Feb-17
  • Announcements

The Otago Community Trust is delighted to confirm that it will be supporting up to ten people from rural Otago to attend the 2017 National Rural Health Conference in Wellington (March 30 - April 2) with a scholarship fund of $10,000. The scholarship will be $1,000 per person to be used towards the registration fee, flights and / or accomodation.

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Trust provides $1.7M pre-Christmas boost to community groups

  • 06-Dec-16
  • Media Release

Community groups across Otago have received a boost of more than $1.7 million thanks to Otago Community Trust. Moana House, a residential therapeutic community house that supports men with alcohol and drug problems, was the major beneficiary of the trust’s November funding round. The trust approved a $400,000 donation to help extend Moana House’s facilities.

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