The Otago Community Trust plans to continue its work towards
''real change'' by continuing to support projects helping
keep people, especially youth, healthy and improve their
wellbeing, chairwoman Lauren Semple says.
At its annual meeting at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum last
night, the trust noted it had made $4.54 million in donations
in the 2013-14 year, including $220,000 towards cycleway
development and more than $200,000 towards insulating Otago
Ms Semple said both projects were part of the trust's
specific focus on areas where it could make ''real change''
and help create a ''healthy, happy and inclusive Otago
The trust planned to increase funding to both areas in the
It also hoped to continue its work with youth education and
training to help unemployed youth and those transitioning
from school to work, she said.
The trust had $5 million to give in the 2014-15 year.