Less money in the pot for Queenstown Lakes
Posted at 6:00am Thursday 27 Aug, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll firstname.lastname@example.org
Otago Community Trust grants won't be as forthcoming due to a "challenging year" for the Trusts investment portfolio, which reported a negative return of 1-2 per cent.
OCT chair John Wilson said COVID-19 "has had a huge impact on almost every area of our lives and continues to impact our communities. However through this, we have seen how incredibly strong, dedicated and compassionate the people of Otago are,"
The Queenstown Lakes District received $346,915 from a total of $11m in grants from the Trust in the past year, but won't receive as much this coming year. The grants budget for the 2020-2021 year has been reduced to $9m, which includes a COVID-18 response fund of $2m.
The past year's grants were outlined in the OCT's annual report for the year ended March 31, 2020.
Upper Clutha grants went to:
Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust $15,000
Hawea Flat School $10,950
Kahu Youth Trust $25,000
Snow Sports NZ Inc $52,600
Te Kura O Take Kārara $10,000
The Tarras Community Church Charitable Trust $50,000
Wanaka Primary School $32,945
Wanaka Search and Rescue Inc $11,000
Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust $15,000
Winter Games NZ Trust $50,000
Aspiring Athletes Club Inc $5,000
Mt Aspiring College $9,380
Queenstown-Lakes District Alpine Community Development Trust $1,500
Disc Golf Wanaka Inc $4,000
Holy Family Catholic School $7,900
Lake Wanaka SouNZ Inc $5,000
New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance $2,500
QLDC - New Year's Eve Celebration (ex Summerdaze) $5,000
Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust $6,000
Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust $5,500
Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust $7,800
Upper Clutha Historical Records Society $2,340
Wanaka Community Toy Library Inc $1,500
Wanaka Golf Club Inc $5,000
Wanaka Rowing Club Inc $6,000
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