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.

Last year the fund supported Volunteering New Zealand, regional volunteer centres and a number of volunteering projects looking at building community strength and this year the fund is looking for the same mix again. Our very own Snow Sports NZ was one of the successful recipients for the specialised training they provide for Snow Sports NZ volunteers who are working to help people with disabilities ski.

The Otago Community Trust would encourage any Otago group looking to support or promote volunteering to apply for the fund.

Applications for the DIA administered fund opened on 22 March 2017 and close on 3 May 2017.

Learn more here: Support for Volunteering Fund

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Grant secured for Roys Peak communication facility

  • 09-Apr-18
  • Media Release

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $66,500 grant to the Upper Clutha Radio Telephone Users Association (UCRTUA) in its first donation round for 2018. The Wanaka community group has been seeking funding to upgrade the communications facility on Roys Peak.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Funding Portal Now Closed

  • 18-Mar-18
  • Announcements

Our application portal is now closed and will remain closed until the 30th of April 2018 to ensure a smooth transition as we move to our new on-line system.

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Research base at Long Point a step closer with $50,000 grant

  • 28-Feb-18
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to award a $50,000 grant to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust in November last year, to help establish a yellow-eyed penguin field research base at Long Point in the Catlins. The yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho is a penguin native to New Zealand. However, this native species is the world's most endangered penguin. Some researchers fear that the hoiho could be marching towards extinction by 2060.

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Life Education - Learning with Harold the Giraffe 

  • 28-Feb-18
  • Funding Stories

Life Education is a charity that educates and empowers children to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives. Our Communications & Marketing Coordinator was luckily enough to have a sneak peek into the Coastal Otago Life Education mobile classroom last month during its visit to Maori Hill School in Dunedin and viewed first hand their amazing new 3G screen in their mobile classroom.

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Wharekai Re-development - Te Runanga o Moeraki

  • 20-Dec-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $50,000 donation to Te Runanga o Moeraki in November of last year. Kaihautu Mary-Anne Tipa sent these wonderful photos in recently of the finished facilities.

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