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Twenty Wakatipu good causes can now stretch their hard-earned dollars a bit further.

The groups have been given grants from the Mountain Scene Community Advertising Trust last quarter to promote themselves and their activities.

Each year, the trust gives $25,000 worth of advertising to non-profit organisations.

A newcomer is the Queenstown Skal Club, part of a worldwide travel networking group.

It’s giving away two $1000 study grants for local youth enrolled in Queenstown-based tourism courses and will advertise for suitable applicants.

The Wakatipu Senior Citizens Association will use its grant to advertise for a manager for its new Memorial Street facility and to promote the organisation.

Queenstown Bowling Club will publicise a fundraising tournament in March to help fund the Parkinson’s Society of Otago’s visiting field officer.

Other recipients include Wakatipu Lions, the Wakatipu High netball committee, Remarkable Runners, Summit Youth Workers, For Pete’s Sake Gospel Choir, Wakatipu Scottish Country Dance Club, Queenstown Hockey Club, Queenstown Auto Extravaganza, Lake Hayes A & P Society, the Fernhill-Sunshine Bay Residents Association to promote its annual family day, Central Otago Model Society, Queenstown Coastguard, City Impact Church, Altrusa Club of Queenstown, Kingston Rural Volunteer Fire Force, Queenstown Lakes Family Centre and Shotover Country Music Club.