Media Releases

$1.1M granted in Trust’s final round for 2020

  • 14-Dec-20
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust have funded over $1.1M in support of a diverse range of community causes in what was the Trusts final funding round for 2020.

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Funding boost for Waitaki Boys artificial turf

  • 04-Nov-20
  • News Media Release

The new multipurpose all-weather turf at Waitaki Boys High School in Oamaru received a substantial funding boost from the latest round of grants from the Otago Community Trust.

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Snow Farm secures funding for new hut development

  • 05-Oct-20
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust awarded a $140,000 grant to Snow Farm NZ Limited in its latest funding round. The $140,000 grant will assist with the cost of constructing the proposed new community and schools’ hut (“Musterers’’ Hut) planned for Tranquillity Basin, situated in the northern part of the Snow Farm.

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New trustee and chair appointments

  • 09-Sep-20
  • News Media Release

Dr Michael Stevens, Rebecca Williams, and Raewyn van Gool have been appointed as new Otago Community Trust trustees, newly appointed chair Diccon Sim announced today.

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26 community groups benefit from funding

  • 31-Aug-20
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust gave a total of $379,242 to 26 community organisations in August 2020.

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Luggate Hall gains additional funding boost

  • 07-Aug-20
  • News Media Release

In its latest funding round, Otago Community Trust awarded a $400,000 grant to the Queenstown Lakes District Council, which will assist with the cost of building the new community centre.

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Further funding secured for Te Rauone Beach project

  • 30-Jun-20
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust awarded a $180,000 grant to the Te Rauone Beach project

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New Otago Community Trust Chair Appointed

  • 29-May-20
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust has today announced the appointment of John Wilson as its new chair. John takes over the Trust’s chair role from Ross McRobie effective from 1 June 2020.

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COVID-19 Response Fund responding to growing need

  • 06-May-20
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust has had a steady flow of applications to its dedicated COVID-19 Response Fund with nearly $400,000 of grants awarded to date.

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