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.

The surf canoe is a pivotal piece of equipment for the surf lifesaving club. All water active club members, which the club currently has 80 of, will benefit by having this craft to use not only at a club level but enabling members to be competitive at surf carnivals through to New Zealand Surf Nationals.

Surf competition is important, building confidence therefore making better lifeguards along with having a heap of fun in the water. The under 19 team from Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club, competed last year at the Eastern Bay Energy Trust New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships at Ohope and put in a very strong performance.

The club hope that with the new surf canoe the team will have a real chance to go further in future championships. 

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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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