Regional Sports Grants Announced

  • 25-Jun-18
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust approved over $960,000 to Otago regional sporting bodies at its recent board meeting held in Balclutha last Tuesday.

Trust chief executive Ms Barbara Bridger explains that the trust offers annual sports development funding to regional sporting bodies who are seeking to introduce and / or maintain programmes which encourage participation and development of their sport regionally.

Regional sport is the trust’s largest funding sector, making up around ten percent of its annual budget and this excludes any large-scale capital projects the trust also contributes to such as turfs or dual-purpose pitches.

This year across all 36 regional sporting bodies close to $1.2million was requested and the Trust was able to approve $ 969,750, said Ms Bridger. 

“The figure approved was overall very consistent with last year. Trustees evaluate funding levels based across the different bodies based on participation rates, community engagement and the overall strategic direction of the sporting code” Bridger explains.

Chair Ross McRobie highlights that the Trust sees a great opportunity for sport to provide a positive outlet for people in the Otago community, whether playing or socialising. It is an easy way for everyone in the community to come together.

“Sport is highly valued in New Zealand as a past-time and involvement promotes a raft of not only physical but social and emotional benefits” he said.  

A small number of community grants were also approved in the June meeting.  Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust the largest beneficiary, receiving a $65,000 grant to assist with the installation of a goods lift into the Loan & Mercantile building at 14 Harbour St, Oamaru.

Otakou Health Services Ltd was approved a $18,723 grant to assist with the cost of purchasing additional medical equipment and computers and Otago Potters Group Incorporated received a $7,182 grant to support with the upgrading of their kiln firing area.

In total Otago Community Trust approved a total of $1,077,155 to 41 applicants in June.

 

Otago Community Trust Regional Sports Grants, June 2018

Regional Sports

Athletics Otago Inc

$26,000

 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inc

$18,500

 

Netball South Zone Inc

$110,000

 

Basketball Otago Inc

$52,000

 

Otago Rugby League Inc

$16,500

 

Otago Touch Assn Inc

$40,000

 

Otago Table Tennis Assn Inc

$4,000

 

Swimming Otago

$12,000

 

Otago Rugby Football Union Inc

$55,000

 

North Otago Rugby Football Union Inc

$22,000

 

Otago Cricket Assn Inc

$60,500

 

Tennis Otago Incorporated

$7,500

 

Cycling Otago

$7,500

 

Gymnastics New Zealand (formerly GymSports NZ)

$6,000

 

NZ Curling Assn Inc

$7,500

 

Snow Sports NZ Inc

$40,000

 

Volleyball Otago

$10,000

 

Parafed Otago

$20,000

 

Otago Rowing Assn Inc

$27,500

 

Otago Academy of Sport

$30,000

 

Sport Otago - Development in Central Otago

$10,000

 

Sport Central

$30,000

 

Sport Clutha

$22,000

 

Sport Otago - Fundamental Skills

$8,250

 

Sport Otago - Sport Management

$27,500

 

Sport Waitaki

$22,000

 

Sport Otago - Golf Development

$27,500

 

Football South

$80,000

 

Otago Badminton Assn Inc

$16,500

 

Otago Hockey Assn (1990) Inc

$44,000

 

Squash Otago Inc

$27,500

 

Mainland South BMX Assn Inc

$8,000

 

Dunedin Ice Skating Club Inc

$11,000

 

Sport Otago - Sport Development

$25,000

 

Central Otago Hockey Assn

$10,000

 

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Assn

$28,000

 

 

Otago Community Trust General Community Grants, June 2018

Dunedin

Cargills Castle Trust

$15,000

 

Otakou Health Services Ltd

$18,723

 

Otago Potters Group Incorporated

$7,182

Otago

The Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board

$1,500

Oamaru

Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust

$65,000

 

 

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