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 -


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  • 16-Apr-21
  • News Media Release

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  • 21-Mar-21
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust have funded over $880,000 in support of a wide range of community projects in their March funding round.

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  • 08-Mar-21
  • News Funding Stories

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  • 07-Mar-21
  • News Announcements

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  • 03-Mar-21
  • News Media Release

Balclutha’s Naish and Centennial Park’s are gearing up for a transformation in the coming months.

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