COVID-19 Our Update #5: Welcome to Level 1

  • 10-Jun-20
  • News Announcements

Welcome to Level 1 Otago. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know what this change means for the team at Otago Community Trust.

Welcome to Level 1

  • Our office is now back OPEN to visitors. Our first priority is the safety of our people and the communities we serve - so we will ask you to use the NZ COVID Tracer QR code or manually sign in. Please don’t visit us if you are feeling unwell.
  • 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.
  • A reminder that we are here to help with a diverse array of community projects both large and small from right across Otago.
  • If you have any questions around funding or funding timelines, don't hesitate to call us on 0800 10 12 40 or email - we are happy to help.

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 -

Trustees 2020

New trustee appointments for Otago Community Trust

  • 30-Aug-21
  • News Media Release Announcements

Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Dunedin based Alofa Lale and Cromwell based Andy Kilsby have been appointed as new trustees to the Trust and current trustee Malcolm Wong has been reappointed for a further term.

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Further funding boost for Roxburgh Pool

  • 24-Aug-21
  • News Media Release

The Roxburgh Swimming Pool has received another funding boost in the form of a $500,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.

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Funding granted for Milton community whare

  • 28-Jul-21
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust have funded over $278,000 in support of a wide range of community projects in their July funding round. Several of the successful applications for funding were for initiatives founded on kaupapa Māori.

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SBS Bank Dunedin Volunteer Awards

  • 18-Jul-21
  • News Announcements

The SBS Bank Dunedin Volunteer Awards are the first dedicated awards for recognising the enormous work that is done in the Ōtepoti community with volunteering.

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Snow Sports

$1 million to Otago Sporting Groups

  • 01-Jul-21
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust announced that it has approved over $1 million dollars in funding to Otago’s sport and recreation sector.

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