Otago Community Trust, July 2013 Donations

  • 15-Aug-13
  • News Announcements

The planned new Brighton Surf Life Saving Club has just taken a major step forward following an $80,000 donation from the Otago Community Trust.

Project manager Scott Weatherall said the Club is extremely grateful for the funding, which has made the difference to the project going ahead.  “We are overwhelmed by the amount of support.  It just shows how much the community all want, as well as need, this purpose built facility that will cater for a significant local need for the next 30 plus years,” he said.

The surf club and multi-purpose community facility is expected to be finished by the end of 2013.

It’s hoped the $460,000 new building will not only serve the needs of the volunteer and paid lifeguards, but will also become a significant asset to the Brighton community, available for community groups to utilise. 

The Trust last month donated $334,395 to 48 organisations throughout Otago. 

Trust CE Keith Ellwood said $88,445 of that was donated to 19 Otago organisations involved in delivering community wellness services.   The funding, which was much appreciated by all of the groups involved, will be put towards a range of capability building projects and counselling programmes, and to assist with the cost of volunteer expenses.

One of the organisations to benefit from the community wellness funding round was the RMH Auckland Trust, which will receive $3,000 to assist with the cost of purchasing of play equipment for the Starship Hospital in Auckland - in the last year 36 Otago families spent 520 nights at the hospital.

The Trust also donated $40,000 to the Central Otago Ecological Trust to construct a 1.6 kilometre pest-proof fence, which will protect endangered skinks across a 14 hectare pest-free sanctuary on public land near Alexandra. 

The native lizards are extinct from the Alexandra basin.  A pilot trial, which the Trust helped to fund, established that it would be possible to recover lizard populations provided predator pests are removed. The community has been heavily involved in this work and is looking forward to the predator-proof fence construction during phase two of the project.

Other donations made over the month included $12,000 to the Balclutha Primary School to assist with the cost of upgrading the school playground. The Trust donated 3,100 to Taki Rua Productions Society Inc  towards the cost of the 2013 Te Reo Maori Season Schools Tour.  UN Youth New Zealand received $1,000 to assist with the cost of hosting the NZ Model Security Council Conference in Dunedin, which is a simulation of the United Nations Security Council.               

Arts and festivals to be supported over the month included the NZ Choral Federation Otago Region, which received $9,000 to assist with staging the Big Sing Finale at the Dunedin Town Hall.  This event is a very popular regional secondary schools singing competition. The Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art received $750 towards the cost of holding an Art & Money Symposium & one-week exhibition. The Tuvalu Community received $400 to assist with the cost of the Tuvalu Community's Independence Day celebrations.

Otago Community Trust, July 2013 donations

Alexandra

Jigsaw Central Lakes

$1,800

 

Alexandra Blossom Festival Inc

$2,400

 

Alexandra Squash Rackets Club Inc

$5,000

 

Dunstan Golf Club Inc

$8,000

 

Central Otago Ecological Trust

$40,000

Balclutha

Clutha Country Music Club

$2,000

 

Oho Mauri Oho Ake Charitable Trust

$4,000

 

South Otago High School

$5,000

 

Balclutha Primary School

$12,000

Dunedin

Tuvalu Community

$400

 

Kaikorai Grays Sport & Travel Inc

$500

 

NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Otago/Southland Branch

$500

 

Otago University Sri Lankan Students Association

$500

 

Otago Polytechnic - Dunedin School of Art

$750

 

Rape Crisis Dunedin Inc

$1,000

 

Canteen Otago

$1,500

 

Dunedin Senior Chinese Assn

$1,500

 

Ngai Tahu Maori Law Centre

$2,945

 

Stageworks Otago Inc

$3,000

 

Malcam Charitable Trust

$3,500

 

Youthline Otago Inc

$4,000

 

Volunteering Otago Trust

$4,900

 

Presbyterian Support Otago

$5,000

 

Te Hou Ora Otepoti Inc

$5,000

 

Methodist Mission Southern

$5,000

 

Pacific Trust Otago

$5,000

 

Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women’s Refuge

$5,000

 

Ravensbourne Youth Yachting Trust

$5,000

 

English Language Partners Dunedin Inc

$5,000

 

Sherwood Centre Charitable Trust

$5,300

 

Dunedin Choral Society

$6,000

 

Blue Oyster Arts Trust

$7,500

 

Relationships Aotearoa Inc

$7,500

 

NZ Choral Federation - Otago Region

$9,000

 

Deacons Court of Knox Church

$12,000

 

Brighton Surf Life Saving Club (Dunedin)

$80,000

Oamaru

Scout Assn - St Patricks Scout Troop

$1,300

 

Literacy North Otago

$4,000

 

North Otago Golf Club

$8,000

 

CCS Disability Action Waitaki Inc

$9,000

 

Lower Waitaki Water Sports Trust

$12,000

Otago

NZ Special Olympics South Island Regional Council

$5,000

Other

NZ Canoe Polo Association

$500

 

Un Youth New Zealand

$1,000

 

RMH Auckland Trust

$3,000

 

Taki Rua Productions Society Inc

$3,100

Ranfurly

Maniototo Curling International Inc

$5,000

Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust

$5,000

  Alpine Community Development Trust $10,000
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