COVID-19 Our Update #4: Connecting with us in Level 2

  • 14-May-20
  • News Announcements

Connecting With Us in Level 2

  • Our office will open on the 18th of May for staff only. Our first priority is the safety of our people and the communities we serve - so our office remains temporarily closed to visitors and we won't be connecting face to face or attending events just yet. 
  • You are welcome to contact the Otago Community Trust team during normal work hours, particularly if COVID-19 has changed things regarding a grant application. 
  • Please call us on 0800 10 12 40 or email We are happy to connect over Zoom.
  • We will review our office situation every two weeks, you can keep up-to-date with our COVID-19 updates via the Otago Community Trust website -


Grant Applications

  • Our grants portal remains open for grant applications and we are committed to being flexible with our granting process over the coming months.
  • If you have an application already into us you should expect to receive a decision from us within the normal 6 to 8 week turnaround time


COVID-19 Response Fund 

Our dedicated COVID-19 Response Fund remains open.

Grants from this fund are made towards any of the following objectives:

  • Additional costs incurred by community organisations in delivering services, projects or activities to members of the community most in need as a result of COVID-19.
  • Assistance for community organisations who incur or have incurred additional costs related to expansion of services as a result of COVID-19.

Details on the Application Process and Eligibility can be found on our website -



John Wilson

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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OCC - Wellbeing

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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Funding support for social services remains steadfast

  • 05-May-20
  • News Media Release

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Welcome to Alert Level 3 Otago

  • 28-Apr-20
  • News Announcements

Otago Community Trust remain 'business as usual' under Alert Level 3

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