What We Fund
Central Lakes Trust aims to enhance assets and enrich lives by providing a helping hand to charitable projects.
In order to ensure our decisions are based on charitable purposes, we fund only organisations who are registered with Charities Services, Schools, and Territorial Authorities. Our grant decisions are guided by the following criteria:
relief of poverty
The purpose must be directed at the relief of the poor, in need, aged, and weak, disabled, mentally ill, or suffering genuine hardship.
advancement of religion
The purpose must be for the benefit of a religion and aim to pass on the relevant religious faith to others. This includes building, maintaining and restoring churches, but excludes maintenance of graves or tombs unless they are on church grounds.
advancement of education
The purpose must provide some form of education and ensure learning is passed on to others. This includes formal education, training and research in specific areas of study and expertise. It also includes less formal education in the development of individual capabilities, competencies, skills and understanding. It does not include propagandist or political activities.
other purposes beneficial to the community
This must satisfy the requirement that the purpose benefits the public. The purpose must be charitable, affordable and easily accessible for the general public. Generally this includes emergency services (volunteer fire brigades and ambulance services), public recreational facilities, parks and museums.
Arts and culture
To support creative projects and organisations that aim to foster access to, engagement with and experience in the arts.
LIFE LONG LEARNING
To support projects that facilitate improved educational outcomes for people in our region by adding value to the sector, with a focus on innovative projects and lifelong learning.
Heritage and environment
To support projects and organisations that preserve and promote the physical and cultural heritage of our region and that protect and enhance the environment in which we live.
To support organisations that focus on community participation and engagement in recreation. Targeted support will be provided for those organisations that are aiming to increase participation of people of all ages.
To support and strengthen community organisations which address social problems or improve health outcomes for the people in our region. This includes the advancement of religion.