Otago Polytechnic is proud to support and host the Catalytic Foundation community grants awards night on Tuesday 28 March.

Over the past 16 years, more than $1.4 million has been donated to Otago community charities – thanks to funds raised from Charity House, a project made possible through the generosity of the many sponsors who donate time and materials. This year’s contribution will bring these donations to over $1.5 million.

In 2022, Otago Polytechnic donated $110,000 to the Catalytic Foundation from the sale of Charity House. These proceeds go into a community fund, to which other organisations and individuals also contribute. Collectively, this will help 36 hardworking community charities this year.

"We are proud to play our part in a longstanding relationship that provides benefits to many others in our community," says Jase Tibble, Executive Director, Otago Polytechnic.

Teresa Moore, Catalytic Foundation Chief Executive, says her organisation distributes funding from Charity House to small to medium community-based charities.

“These organisations don’t have large marketing or fundraising resources in-house, so any contributions make a significant impact to their ability to help Otago communities in need.

“The Charity House project has demonstrated the power and impact of individuals and organisations joining together and using their particular skills to support those in need in their community.”

“We would like to thank Otago Polytechnic staff and carpentry students as well as the local businesses who contributed so generously to the fit-out of the houses.”

Details: Catalytic Foundation Community Grants Awards, March 28 (5-7pm) at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin Campus. More info here

Published on 27 Mar 2023

Orderdate: 27 Mar 2023
Expiry: 27 Mar 2025