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Only Two More Days To Apply For Trust Funding

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27 July 2004
Only Two More Days To Apply For Skycity Queenstown Casino Community Trust Funding


Local community groups seeking funding for their charitable causes have just two more days to apply for a grant in the second annual SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust funding round.

The close off date is 5.00pm Friday 30 July 2004. Trust Chairperson Mary Stamers-Smith says that community groups and charitable organisations need to get their applications in before this deadline to be eligible for funding.

“The Trust will consider applications from organisations planning work that will provide a demonstrable positive benefit to people in the Queenstown Lakes District Council geographic area. We support a broad range of initiatives from community projects, tourism programmes and projects that promote arts and culture.

“We expect to have the list of successful applicants confirmed by early September 2004 with grants being presented to those groups at a special function at the end of September,” said Mrs Stamers-Smith.

Established in March 2003, the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust distributed more than $200,000 to 31 successful recipients in its inaugural funding round last year. Grants ranged from a few hundred dollars through to $25,000.

Funding by the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust will continue each year with applications sought every June. The amount will be either 2.5% of the net profit from the operation of the casino, or a minimum of $100,000 per annum.

For more information about the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust or for an application form please refer to www.skycityqueenstown.co.nz or phone SKYCITY Queenstown Casino on (03)-441-0400.

Completed application forms should be posted to SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, PO Box 1242, Queenstown or delivered to SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, 16-24 Beach St, Queenstown.

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