Record Grants Year
Central Lakes Chief Executive Susan Finlay. Photo Supplied

The past financial year has seen a record allocation for the Central Lakes Trust.

CLT Chief Executive, Susan Findlay, says’ “We grant in a very specific geographical area; $10 million dollars for one year undoubtedly has a big impact.

The funding support the Trust offers so many groups goes a long way to enhancing our environment, our people and the opportunities we have within the district.”

The funding has all gone to charitable causes and needs in our Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes community. In the last funding round, $514,000 was granted, $200,000 of which went to the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust for their Air Rescue Training Programme, to ensure mandatory on-going training requirements are met at the Queenstown base.

Lakes District Air Rescue Trust chair, Jules Tapper, says, “The air rescue helicopter provides a crucial emergency response service in our wider community. The support of Central Lakes Trust over the years has ensured this can continue uninterrupted.”

Twenty-eight thousand was granted to the whole QLDC and CODC area to assist with he establishment of a reliable VHF radio communication network across our region for use in emergency or disaster events.

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes received $312,000 towards the new Wanaka Marine Rescue Centre, and Roxburgh received $920,000 towards their new pool.

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust, based in Cromwell, were granted $42,500 towards the renovation of their heritage building, the old Methodist Church.

Since its inception in 2000, the Trust has distributed more than $118 million into community projects and services throughout our region.

For full details of the grants allocated, and to find the application process, go to their website, www.clt.net.nz or email info@clt.net.nz