Trust grants total $321k
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.