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$ for $ Fund - Extension to 30 June 2020

Otago Community Trust —

Otago Community Trust’s $ for $ Fund has been extended to 30 June 2020, therefore we are taking the opportunity to encourage those schools who have not picked up their school’s entitlement to do so. Over $400k is still available to be picked up.

Each school received an allocation of $50 per student based on the July 2016 roll, with a minimum allocation of $3,000. Schools applying to this fund must have 50% of the project cost available at the time of application. Schools don’t have to apply for all your $ for $ Funding at once, you can pick this up in instalments.

Information and the application form are available on the Trust website, go to our 'Quick Links' section on the home page. 

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All schools would have been emailed a letter outlining what their $ for $ Funding balance is at the beginning of February. However, if you have any queries, please telephone our office on 0800 10 12 40 or email info@oct.org.nz

What have schools used $for$ Funding for?

Schools have used the $for$ Funding to support investment in a variety of areas, a large proportion of the $for$ Funding applied for to date has been spent on ICT equipment upgrades, however many schools have also chosen to take the opportunity to invest in other areas: 

  • Literacy materials; 
  • Mathematics resources;
  • STEAM resources; 
  • Playground development; 
  • Sports equipment;
  • Kapa Haka projects

If you have any queries about the $for$ Fund, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0800 10 12 40 or email info@oct.org.nz.