Wānaka Sun       

Less money in the pot for Queenstown Lakes

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 27 Aug, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

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 

View edition 989 of the Wānaka Sun here.



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