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. This donation assisted with the major re-development of the Marae kitchen facilities. Kaihautu Mary-Anne Tipa sent these wonderful photos in recently of the finished facilities. 

Moeraki has a strong culture of supporting a wide range of community groups both Maori and non Maori for hui wananga, Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom and Civil Defence meetings. The Marae is intergral to this local community and the provision of kai at community meetings is important for bringing people together and strenghtening community bonds. The Marae re-development means the kitchen meets all the health and safety requirements relating to the operation of a commerical kitchen. The new facility can cater for groups/whanau ranging in number from 30-200 people. 

in-the-clouds-on-roys-peak-track

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.

Read more
back-soon-crop

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.

Read more
yellow-eyed-p-2

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.

Read more
matts-harold-web

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.

Read more