What We Support

The Otago Community Trust aspires for a happier, more prosperous and caring region that is proud of its people, heritage and future. In short, we believe in making Otago great and we are committed to making a difference to the communities we serve.

Funding for Change Priorities

In recent years the Trust has moved towards a more strategic funding model. While remaining committed to our traditional community donations, we have introduced Funding for Change priorities allowing us to focus on funding projects of greater scale and impact for Otago communities. Our Funding for Change priorities are:

  • Warm Homes
  • Youth, Health and Wellbeing
  • Regionally significant Cycle Ways, and
  • Rural Health Initiatives

Community Donations

Our traditional Community Donations are spread across the diverse sectors of:

  • Art & Culture
  • Community Welfare
  • Community Activity
  • Environment
  • Events
  • Heritage
  • Learning
  • Sport & Recreation

Other Funding Areas

In addition to our Funding for Change and Community Donations, we have specific grants for:

  • Regional Sport Development
  • Social Services
  • Capability Building
  • The Skeggs Foundation for Otago Coach Development
  • Large (100k +) Projects
  • Otago Schools via our Learning for Impact Fund

Other Support

The Otago Community Trust also provides community support via a variety of non donation activities, these include the following:

  • Facilitation of funding forums / hui's
  • Seminars and / or workshop coordination 

We are happy to assist in facilitating connections amongst community groups and agencies, the promotion of your event or project, liaison with other funders and are always on hand to provide free advice and assistance with fundraising. 

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