The Central Lakes Trust region is defined
as the geographical area which the former Otago Central Electric
Power Board was authorised to supply electricity to.
The Trust provides a "helping hand" to organisations and groups which service a need in the community.
This need must be "charitable" (in its legal sense), which means an organisation or project must be related to welfare, education or religious activities, or have a purpose which is beneficial to the community.
More about Grant & Eligibility Requirements
Pioneer Generation Limited
Pioneer Generation is 100% owned by Central Lakes Trust which was established to grant funds for community charitable purposes. Since its inception in November 2000 the Trust has approved grants totalling more than $63M to community projects and services in its region. Profits from Pioneer Generation go directly to Central Lakes Trust to help support its grants programe. For more information about Pioneer Generation, follow the link below:
Grant & Eligibility Requirements effective 1 December 2013
Central Lakes Trust can only provide funding to charitable organisations for charitable projects.
In order for Central Lakes Trust to have certainty regarding an organisation's charitable status, it now requires that organisations are either registered with the Department of Internal Affairs Charities Commission, or are legally classified as a School, Church or Territorial Local Authority, prior to submitting an application for more than $2,000.
Central Lakes Trust will continue to accept applications from "Unformed" groups for funding up to a maximum of $2,000, subject to the funding being applied to charitable projects.
Media Release - Grants Approved November 2013
World War 1 Commemorations 2014-2018 Application Criteria
Application Forms & Guidelines