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About the Trust

Central Lakes Trust is a charitable trust supporting our community, by granting funds for charitable purposes throughout the Central Lakes district. 

Annually, approximately $6-9 million is granted to community organisations throughout the Trust's funding region, which spans most of Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. 

Since inception in 2000 the Trust has grown its asset base from the $155m bestowed by the Otago Central Electric Power Trust to assets totalling $388 million, and granted over $90 million.  
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Central Lakes Trust (CLT) is a charitable trust that grants funds for charitable purposes within the Central Lakes district. The district comprises the area bestowed by its original benefactor; Otago Central Electric Power Trust, throughout parts of both Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes district.