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.
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:
Our traditional Community Donations are spread across the diverse sectors of:
Our new Funding Framework is underpinned by our aspiration to become a more strategic grant maker. We foresee a need to take a proactive approach; both contributing to, and leading discussions in collaborative initiatives. The funding framework will be rolled out over the next five years as it is fully researched and developed. Our Funding will be classified into five categories:
The Otago Community Trust also provides community support via a variety of non donation activities, these include the following:
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.