How We Fund

Our Funding Framework is classified into the below categories:

Community Response Grants under $10k 

The Trust provides general grants to community organisations through our community response grants.

Funding will be prioritised for organisations / community groups which are working in areas that align with the Trust’s funding sectors and criteria and our strategic priorities. 

Our community response grants under $10k include our annual funding rounds for Capability Funding. 

Learn more about our Capability Funding HERE

Community Response Grants over $10k

The Trust provides general grants to community organisations through our community response grants.

Funding will be prioritised for organisations / community groups which are working in areas that align with the Trust’s funding sectors and criteria and our strategic priorities. 

Our community response grants over $10k include our annual funding rounds for Regional Sports Funding and Social Services Funding. 

Learn more about applying to the Otago Community Trust for a Regional Sports Funding HERE

Learn more about applying to the Otago Community Trust for a Social Services Funding HERE

Capital Project Grants over $50k

The Trust provides grants for large capital projects that are of benefit to Otago. The projects should align to our funding sectors and criteria and our strategic priorities.

These will be typically capital projects that are greater than $50,000.

Learn more about applying to the Otago Community Trust for a Capital Project HERE

Strategic Grants

The Trust continues to support our funding for change priority areas encouraging innovative change. We will seek opportunities to develop our strategic grant making such as introducing new funds like our Learning for Impact Fund supporting Otago schools.

Learn more about our Learning Impact Fund HERE

Partnership Grants

The Trust is interested in advancing strong strategic relationships and will seek opportunities to support discretionary multiyear grants.

This will be by invitation only.