Cycleways Keep Tracking With $1.75 Million
Central Lakes Trust (CLT) grant $1.75 million to the further development of the cycle trails linking the great rides of New Zealand with the latest round of funding, marking year four of a five year grant commitment.
Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust (COQTNT) chair Stephen Jeffery says, “The completed Lake Dunstan Trail is stage one of five to establish an additional 170 kilometres of trail linking Queenstown and Wanaka to existing New Zealand Cycle Trails.”
The remaining four stages are concurrently being worked on, some more advanced than others.
“CLT’s overall commitment of $11.15m is five times greater than any previous grant and still remains the largest grant to date,” says CLT chief executive, Susan Finlay.
Ms Finlay says she couldn’t be prouder of the Trust’s commitment to the development of the cycle trail network. “The amount of people utilising the Lake Dunstan Trail is evidence of what an asset it is for the community, and shows the potential of what the entire network will become.”
A total of $4.73 million of the $9.60 million 2021/2022 grants budget was approved at the first board meeting of the 2021/2022 financial year.
“$3.57 million was to organisations we have long standing relationships with, including the COQTNT grant of $1.75 million. These grants were approved on a multi-year basis,” she says.
The Trust processes these multi-year grants at the start of each financial year, accounting for the large portion of the grants budget allocated.
CLT Grants Manager Mat Begg says multi-year granting is a high trust model that the Trust only considers with long serving grantees, it reduces the administrative burden of applying year-on-year.
He says, “multi-year grants make sense for groups we have a long-standing relationship with. Where there is a strong relationship and good understanding of what the group is delivering, why make the application process more onerous than it needs to be.”
Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme (CLASS) is another example of a CLT initiative to be granted on a multi-year basis.
The scheme was created by the Trust in 2008 to promote arts at a local ‘grass roots’ level. It is administered by the four local community arts councils, Alexandra Community Arts Council, Arts Central, Creative Queenstown, and Upper Clutha Community Arts. Local groups can apply to the councils for funding to support art activities in their region. Grants are available to the tune of $2,000 per applicant or project each year.
Creative Queenstown’s Jan Maxwell says, “Having the security of knowing this funding is available for the next three years will provide our community with many opportunities to experience and be creative through projects funded through CLASS. Our thanks to the trustees for their ongoing support of the arts in the Wakatipu.”
Ms Maxwell says examples of groups to receive support over the past year include Rockformation, Listen Up Wakatipu, and Queenstown Readers and Writers Festival.
Salvation Army also received confirmation of the second year of their multi-year grant.
Lt Andrew Wilson says, “Central Lakes Trust is the primary funder of our front-line services. The grant we receive from CLT has helped us keep pace with the demand for social support services in our community. Having a multi-year grant both gives us long term stability and ensures we spend more time focusing on providing quality care to those who access our services, rather than continually working on funding applications.”
Happiness House in Queenstown was another to receive confirmation of second year funding as part of a multi-year grant.
They provide crisis intervention, resolution and general social support for families and individuals in the Wakatipu area, and have received funding for operational costs since 2001.
Happiness House Manager, Robyn Francis says, “Multi-year funding gives us a higher level of confidence in our planning and funding model. It also makes the funding process more efficient with less time taken up in administration. We are very grateful that we are able to access multi-year funding.”
Central Lakes Family Services (CLFS) also receive multi-year funding.
General Manager Tina Mongston says, “We are forever grateful for the ongoing support CLT continues to provide for CLFS over many years. Multi-year funding grants provide a level of on-going security and allows for planning of service provision without having to worry about a lack of funds. It also reduces administration tasks to make the process much more efficient and less time consuming.”
Others to receive funding include St John with over $200,000 towards three new ambulances one each to be based in Cromwell, Alexandra and Queenstown.
A new group to receive funding is the Rock Quest Charitable Trust, who receive support to put on the Central Otago Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Tangata event to be held at the Lake Wanaka Centre on the 19 June 2021.
Since the Trust commenced 21 years ago, it has returned over $123 million back into the community. This year’s grants budget is the largest in the Trust’s history at $9.60 million.
GRANTS APPROVED – MAY 2021
Central Otago Regional Choir Incorporated Autumn 2021 & Spring 2021 Concert Series $8,524
Disability Information Service Replacement Van for Mobile Service $20,000
NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival 2021 $3,000
Otago Outdoor Education Trust Camp Adventure Course $22,000
Queenstown Heritage Trust Williams Cottage Earthquake Strengthening & Sprinklers $70,000
Rock Quest Charitable Trust Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats 2021 - Central Otago $3,500
Roxburgh Medical Services Trust Replacement Emergency Attendance Vehicle $6,500
St John Ambulance Ambulances for St John $219,379
Te Kura O Take Kārara Development of a Pump Track $22,500
Wanaka Primary School Nathan Wallis Parent Evenings $5,000
Operational / Programme grants
Age Concern Southland Incorporated Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $47,200
Alexandra Senior Citizens Centre Inc Operational Grant Jun 2021 - May 2022 $14,000
Birthright Central Otago Welfare Programme Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 $5,565
Central and Southern Kids Educational Trust Programme Grant Apr 2021 - Mar 2022 $18,426
Central Otago Budgeting Services Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $68,676
Citizens Advice Bureau Queenstown Operational Grant Jul 2021 – Jun 2024 $45,500
Community Care Trust Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $12,000
Community Law Otago Rural Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $21,000
Cystic Fibrosis NZ Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $6,000
DRC Southland Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $15,000
Prime Timers Operational Grant Jun 2021 - May 2022 $9,999
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $60,000
Snow Sports NZ Charitable Trust Central Lakes Adaptive Snow Sports Programme 2021 $11,250
Sport Otago Sport Central – Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $52,500
WAI Wanaka Operational Grant Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $70,000
Alexandra Community Arts Council
Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme (CLASS)
Jul 2021 – Jun 2024 $28,319
Arts Central Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme (CLASS)
Jul 2021 – Jun 2024 $18,972
Central Otago Victim Support Emergency Fund Jul 2021 - Jun 2022 $10,000
CLT Scholarships CLT Tertiary Scholarships 2021 - 2023 $125,000
Creative Queenstown Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme (CLASS)
Jul 2021 – Jun 2024 $61,239
Presbyterian Support Otago Emergency Heating Fund Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 $25,000
Teviot Valley Rest Home Incorporated CLT Resthomes Aquaria - Jun 2021 - May 2027 $18,432
Upper Clutha Community Arts Council
Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme (CLASS)
Jul 2021 – June 2024 $30,969
Age Concern Otago Operational Grant Dec 2020 - Nov 2023 $91,260
Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust Operational Grant Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 $119,401
Alexandra Community Advice Network Inc. Operational Grant Jul 2020 – Jun 2023 $10,140
Alzheimers Society Otago Operational Grant Apr 2020 - Mar 2023 $20,656
Anglican Family Care Centre (Inc) Operational Grant Jul 2019 - Jun 2022 $20,656
Cancer Society of NZ, Otago and Southland Division Operational Grant Apr 2020 – Mar 2023 $68,164
Catholic Social Services Operational Grant Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 $40,560
Central Lakes Family Services Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Jun 2023 $86,190
Central Lakes Family Services COVID-19 Emergency Grant - Mental Health Navigator Jan 2021 – Dec 2022 $45,000
Central Lakes Family Services COVID-19 Emergency Grant - Social Worker in Wakatipu Primary Schools Aug 2020 – Dec 2022 $25,000
Central Otago Compassionate Friends Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Jun 2023 $16,224
Cromwell College Central Otago Principals Association (COPA) Referral Programme Jan 2020 – Dec 2022 $14,915
Dunstan High School Central Otago Principals Association (COPA) Referral Programme Jan 2020 – Dec 2022 $16,614
Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust Cycleways Construction Fund Apr 2018 – Mar 2023 $1,755,227
Central Otago Riding for Disabled Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Dec 2021 $5,400
Cosy Homes Charitable Trust Insulation Programme Nov 2018 – Jun 2022 $200,000
Cromwell Resource Centre Trust Operational Grant Apr 2020 – Mar 2023 $40,279
Happiness House Trust Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Jun 2023 $55,823
Kahu Youth Operational Grant Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 $186,069
Life Education Trust Programme Grant Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 $30,420
Mount Aspiring College Central Otago Principals Association (COPA) Referral Programme Jan 2020 – Dec 2022 $31,811
Otago Community Hospice Trust Operational Grant Jul 2019 – Jun 2022 $71,905
Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Programme Grant Jun 2020 – Apr 2022 $42,500
Presbyterian Support Otago Operational Grant Jul 2019 – Jun 2022 $67,132
Roxburgh Area School Central Otago Principals Association (COPA) Referral Programme Jan 2020 – Dec 2022 $2,737
Salvation Army Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Jun 2023 $131,820
Sport Otago Swim Safe Programme Jan 2020 - Dec 2022 $140,987
The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand Limited Operational Grant Jul 2019 – Jun 2022 $8,366
Wakatipu High School Central Otago Principals Association (COPA) Referral Programme Jan 2020 – Dec 2022 $28,319
Wakatipu Youth Trust Operational Grant Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 $186,170
Youth Employment Project Operational Grant Jul 2020 - Dec 2021 $15,000
TOTAL GRANTS APPROVED – MAY 2021: $4,730,195
FINANCIAL YEAR END 2021/2022: $4,730,195
Values shown for multiyear grants are for the 2021/2022 year only.