Trust provides $2.6M pre-Christmas boost to Otago community groups

  • 08-Dec-17
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust has wrapped up its funding for 2017 with over $2.6 million in donations approved for Otago community groups, with $700,000 earmarked for the Wanaka Community House building project. The $700,000 donation was the largest donation made by the trust for the year to date.

Ross McRobie, chairman of Otago Community Trust said the trust is pleased to be supporting this much needed community asset for the Upper Clutha area.

“The donation reflects the strong desire by trustees to support community projects which promote collaboration, provide multi use spaces and have ongoing wide community use which in turn enhances community participation” McRobie said.

“This funding means a great deal to us and to the people of the Upper Clutha”, Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust chairwoman Dame Sukhi Turner said. 

“It is a tremendous boost to the community. We are delighted to be a step closer to our vision of offering a space where like-minded agencies and services can come together under one roof to build a strong connected community and work together to enhance community wellbeing”.

The Maniototo Hospital was also a major beneficiary of the trust’s November funding round with $500,000 awarded to Maniototo Health Services Ltd. The $500,000 donation will specifically go towards the community services areas in the new hospital.

Maniototo Health Services general manager Geoff Foster said we are delighted to have secured the support and funding from the Otago Community Trust.

“We are very pleased to have secured the $500,000 - it will take some pressure off our ongoing fundraising, which is a great feeling to have before Christmas”. 

Otago Community Trust chief executive Barbara Bridger said the small rural community of the Maniototo should be immensely proud of what they achieved.

“The community support for the Maniototo Hospital rebuild has been outstanding, we are very pleased to be able to support the Maniototo community with this donation” Bridger said. 

Other organisations benefiting from sizable donations in November included the First Presbyterian Church of Otago ($125,000), Wildlife Hospital Trust ($105,000), North Otago Lawn Tennis Association ($75,000), and Mountain Biking Otago Inc ($56,000).

The trust’s November funding round also included the first round of the Otago Community Trust and Dunedin City Council Arts Capability funding totalling $60,000. A total of 13 Dunedin based arts and culture organisations received funding. 

In total, the Otago Community Trust gave a total of $2,640,389 to over 100 community organisations in November 2017.

 

Otago Community Trust Donations, November 2017

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REAP - Central Otago

8,000

Balclutha

Clutha District Settlement Support Inc

1,000

 

Kaka Point Community Group Inc

3,500

 

The South Otago Health Support Trust

3,500

Cromwell

Cromwell Gymnastics Club

4,500

 

Pisa Range Music Society Inc

4,500

Dunedin

Dunedin Theatre Reviewers Collective

300

 

Connect South (Dunedin Council of Social Services)

720

 

GASP! Dance Collective

1,000

 

Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc

1,000

 

Royal NZ Pipe Band Assoc - Otago Centre

1,200

 

Balmacewen Tennis Club Inc

1,500

 

Dunedin Community Childcare Association

2,000

 

Pregnancy Help Incorporated Dunedin Branch

2,000

 

The Anteroom Arts Charitable Trust

2,000

 

Church of Christ Community

2,400

 

Dunedin Returned Services Choir

2,500

 

Otago Peninsula Trust

3,000

 

Moana House - Downie Stewart Foundation

3,270

 

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival Trust

3,500

 

Anglican Family Care

4,000

 

City of Dunedin Cadet Unit

4,000

 

Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc

4,000

 

Q2 Trust

4,000

 

The Waitati Music Festival Inc

4,000

 

SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust

4,800

 

North East Valley Community Development Project

5,000

 

Otago Youth Wellness Trust

5,000

 

Servants Health Centre Trust

5,000

 

Stopping Violence Dunedin Inc

5,000

 

Youthline Otago Inc

5,000

 

Hills Radio Trust

5,900

 

Presbyterian Research Centre

6,000

 

Shakti Dunedin

6,000

 

Dunedin Wildlife Trust

6,500

 

Dunedin City Council - UNESCO City of Literature

7,000

 

Carers Society Otago

8,000

 

Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations Trust

8,000

 

Kavanagh College

8,000

 

Otago Girls High School

9,000

 

Age Concern Otago Inc

10,000

 

CCS Disability Action Otago Inc

10,000

 

Citizens Advice Bureau - Dunedin

10,000

 

Dunedin City Council - Puaka Matariki Celebrations

10,000

 

Ice Sports Dunedin Inc

10,000

 

Logan Park High School

10,000

 

Otago University Rowing Club

10,000

 

Dunedin Collaborative Theatre Trust

13,000

 

iD Dunedin Fashion Inc Soc

15,000

 

Otago Sports Car Club Inc

15,000

 

Saddle Hill Foundation Trust

15,000

 

Cancer Society of NZ Otago & Southland

20,000

 

Dunedin Santa Parade Trust

20,000

 

For Trades Apprenticeship Training Trust

23,000

 

Otago Equestrian Centre

30,000

 

Te Whanau Arohanui Trust

30,000

 

Youthline Otago Inc

35,000

 

Dunedin Riding for the Disabled

50,000

 

Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust

50,000

 

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

55,000

 

Mountain Biking Otago Inc

56,000

 

Wildlife Hospital Trust

105,000

 

First Presbyterian Church of Otago

125,000

Milton

Lawrence Heritage and Cultural Charitable Trust

10,000

Oamaru

Oamaru Combined Churches Christmas Parcels Trust

1,000

 

Oamaru Multisport Club

1,100

 

North Otago Branch of NZ Alpine Club

1,700

 

Janet Frame Eden Street Trust

2,500

 

Waitaki Tourism Association Inc

3,000

 

Harbour Street Jazz Incorporated

4,000

 

Onya Bike NZ Inc

6,500

 

Five Forks School

10,000

 

North Otago Cricket Assn

10,000

 

Waitaki North Oamaru Vestry

27,000

 

Waitaki District Health Services Ltd

50,000

 

North Otago Lawn Tennis Association

75,000

Otago

Arts On Tour NZ

5,000

 

Central Otago Regional Choir

5,000

 

The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division

6,000

 

Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust

10,000

 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inc

25,000

 

Skeggs Foundation

30,400

 

Otago Chamber of Commerce

45,000

Other

Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind

1,700

 

Coastguard NZ

15,000

 

Outward Bound

20,000

 

St John - South Island Region

79,500

Ranfurly

Naseby Development Charitable Trust

5,865

 

Maniototo Health Services Ltd

500,000

Waik/Palm

Palmerston-Waihemo A & P Association Inc.

12,000

Wanaka

Alpine Community Development Trust

5,000

 

Wanaka Residents Association Inc

6,034

 

NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust

7,000

 

Mt Aspiring College

7,500

 

Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust

700,000

 

 

Otago Community Trust / Dunedin City Council – Arts Capability Fund Recipients

Dunedin

Dunedin Harmony Chorus Inc

640

 

Fortune Theatre Trust

1,260

 

Dunedin Repertory Soc Inc

1,450

 

Dunedin Opera Company t/a Opera Otago

2,000

 

iD Dunedin Fashion Inc Soc

3,430

 

Dunedin Wildlife Trust

3,930

 

Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations Trust

6,000

 

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival Trust

7,430

 

Hills Radio Trust

8,000

 

The Otago Early Childhood & Schools Maori & Pacific Island Festival Trust

8,000

 

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

8,430

 

Otago Festival of the Arts Trust

8,430

 

Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc - T/a Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

1,000

 

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