Queenstown casino trust open to applicants


Queenstown’s SkyCity Casino trust is inviting community and charity organisations to apply for its next funding round. 

Groups can apply for funding for specific projects relating to education, arts, culture and entertainment, as well as projects promoting family financial security and wellbeing. 

The SkyCity Queenstown Community Trust has donated almost $1 million to close to 300 organisations since 2002. 

“The trust is delighted to have reached 10 years of community funding,” chairman Clark Pirie says. 

“It goes to show that we have a long-term commitment to the Queenstown community, a region which we are very proud to operate in.” 

Among last year’s recipients were the Arrowtown and Lakes District 150th Celebrations Society for promotional material, Queenstown Primary School’s library for the purchase of iPads and the Plunket Carseat Rental Scheme.

Applications close July 27. 

Forms can be downloaded at www.skycityqueenstown.co.nz/Grants