How we Fund

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Our Funding Framework

Which grant type best suits your project?


Our Funding Framework is classified into the below grant types - Community Response Grants (under $10k and over $10k), Capital Project Grants (over $50k), Strategic Grants, Partnership Grants.


New Tamariki & Rangatahi Funding

We are committed to delivering on our Tamariki & Rangatahi Strategy and our vision that all tamariki and rangatahi in Otago are valued, accepted and empowered to lead fulfilled lives. They are healthy, happy and their wellbeing is nurtured.

Otago Community Trust announced on 28th March 2022 that it will invest up to $10 million over the next five years into organisations and initiatives that seek to support the regions young people. This investment will be made through the introduction of three new funds aimed at lifting the capability of young people in the Otago region. 

Details on the Impact for Tamariki & Rangatahi Fund, Tamariki & Rangatahi Sector Capability Fund and Rangatahi-led Fund can be found below.

For Questions | More Information - Please Contact: Liz Harburg - Community Engagement Advisor Phone: 0800 10 12 40 | Email:

Specific Funds

Otago Community Trust has a number of specific funds which are sector based and considered by the Trust annually in a single round with defined cut off dates. 
A number of these funds involve partnerships with other funders and are specific to a defined regional area. 
For all enquiries with respect to Regional Sport Funding, Social Service Funding and Capability Funding please contact our Grants team on 0800 10 12 40.