Trust grants to­tal $321k

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - CLT Grants Ap­proved Op­er­a­tional Grants Project Grants Guar­an­tee Against Loss

So­cial ser­vice agen­cies were granted more than $300,000 in the lat­est round of Cen­tral Lakes Trust grants.

Fund­ing was given to 12 agen­cies pro­vid­ing wel­fare ser­vices in the re­gion to help with op­er­a­tional costs.

Trust chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Al­li­son said the trust ap­proved 35 op­er­a­tional grants in its fi­nan­cial year end­ing March 31, to­tal­ing al­most $900,000.

‘‘This is a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure of our an­nual grants bud­get and high­lights the large num­ber of so­cial ser­vice agen­cies that de­liver im­por­tant ser­vices to a wide cross sec­tion of our com­mu­nity of about 40,000 peo­ple,’’ Al­li­son said.

Cen­tral Otago Friend­ship Net­work re­ceived $8958 to help it con­tinue to de­liver its unique com­mu­nity-based ini­tia­tive pro­mot­ing friend­ship for peo­ple in the Alexan­dra, Clyde and Cromwell ar­eas, who, be­cause of dis­abil­ity and ill­ness, were at risk of be­com­ing so­cially iso­lated.

Net­work act­ing chair­woman Jan Pes­sione said ‘‘we have had a num­ber of grate­ful and ap­pre­cia­tive com­ments re­gard­ing the work of Cen­tral Otago Friend­ship Net­work re­cently, so we be­lieve the ser­vice to be in very good hands.’’

The grants ap­proved in May to­talled $321,525.

Age Con­cern South­land: $15,000. Angli­can Fam­ily Care: $15,000. Cen­tral Otago Bud­get­ing Ser­vice: $10,000. Cen­tral Otago Com­pas­sion­ate Friends: $10,000. Cen­tral Otago Friend­ship Net­work: $8958. Cen­tral Otago Vic­tim Sup­port: $10,000. Fam­i­lies First Trust: $50,000. Sal­va­tion Army Alexan­dra: $30,000. Sal­va­tion Army Wakatipu: $10,250. Sport Otago: $27,500. Sup­port­ing Fam­i­lies in Men­tal Ill­ness CO: $30,000. Wakatipu Abuse Pre­ven­tion Net­work: $50,000.

Alexan­dra Dis­trict Mu­seum Art stor­age project: $27,817. Cen­tral Rock Climb­ing Club Climb­ing bolts for safety: $2000. Cromwell RSA Public ad­dress sys­tem: $3000. Michael Hill In­ter­na­tional Vi­o­lin Pro­gramme Re­sources: $7000. Wakatipu Com­mu­nity Pres­by­te­rian Church build­ing main­te­nance: $10,000.

New Zealand Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val Char­i­ta­ble Trust re­sources: $5000.

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