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18 Jun 2024

Local environmental initiatives in Queenstown-Lakes receive $60,000 funding boost

Seven local organisations in the Queenstown Lakes are set to receive a funding boost, with today’s
announcement of the inaugural grant recipients of the Love Wānaka and Love Queenstown Community Funds.

Local environmental initiatives in Queenstown-Lakes receive $60,000 funding boost

10 Jun 2024

Whakatipu Rowing Club unveils new boat funded by the EP Wilding Estate through the WCF.

The Whakatipu Rowing Club is thrilled to welcome the addition of a new SLR Quad to their fleet, the Wilding 2

Whakatipu Rowing Club unveils new boat funded by the EP Wilding Estate through the WCF.

6 Jun 2024

Wakatipu Community Foundation Receives Operational Grant from Community Trust South

The Wakatipu Community Foundation is delighted to announce the receipt of an operational grant from Community Trust South.

Wakatipu Community Foundation Receives Operational Grant from Community Trust South

23 May 2024

Impact100 Announces 2024 Grant Total of $201,000

Two hundred and one women to make $201,000 of impact in 2024.

Impact100 Announces 2024 Grant Total of $201,000

10 May 2024

Level Group ANZ Teams up with WCF to help local Whakatipu charities.

Free Sparky and Plumber help for a community group in Queenstown. Level Group are offering up to 50 tradies to help local charities

Level Group ANZ Teams up with WCF to help local Whakatipu charities.

4 Apr 2024

Love Wānaka x Love Queenstown - First Funding Round Now Open

Local charitable organisations who work in the environmental sector can now apply for grants of between $5,000 - $10,000 to support their work, with the first funding round of the Love Wānaka and Love Queenstown Community Funds now open.

Love Wānaka x Love Queenstown - First Funding Round Now Open

18 Mar 2024

$5000 Awarded to 13 Young Queenstown Golfers

$5000 from the first round of the Wakatipu Youth Golf Development Fund has been granted to 13 local junior golfers.

$5000 Awarded to 13 Young Queenstown Golfers

22 Feb 2024

‘Closest to the Pin’ charity fundraiser at New Zealand Open to benefit Wakatipu Community Foundation

Craigs Investment Partners invites spectators to participate in ‘Closest to the Pin’ charity fundraiser at New Zealand Open

‘Closest to the Pin’ charity fundraiser at New Zealand Open to benefit Wakatipu Community Foundation

14 Feb 2024

Change of Chairmanship at WCF from 1 March

After six years of dedicated leadership at the helm of the Wakatipu Community Foundation (WCF), Chair Raymond Key has announced his decision to step down from his role.

Change of Chairmanship at WCF from 1 March

25 Jan 2024

Flynn Dawson Charitable Fund

A fund has been created to remember Flynn Dawson who passed away suddenly at the age of 17 years

Flynn Dawson Charitable Fund

23 Jan 2024

New Golf fund launched to support youth golf in the Whakatipu

Thanks to the generosity of the Wakatipu Junior Golf Club and the Wombles Golfing Society young golfers will be able to access a new fund to boost junior golf.

New Golf fund launched to support youth golf in the Whakatipu

13 Dec 2023

New Fund to Support the Creative Arts Launched

Local artist and craftsman Ed Cruikshank has created a new fund to support the creative arts in the Whakatipu

New Fund to Support the Creative Arts Launched

6 Dec 2023

Foundation CEO Jennifer Belmont attends International Philanthropy Conference in Columbia

CEO Jennifer Belmont, along with a group of NZ and Australian Community Foundation staff, attended global philanthropy conference #Shift the Power

Foundation CEO Jennifer Belmont attends International Philanthropy Conference in Columbia

3 Dec 2023

Wakatipu Community Foundation announces One Billion Dollar Vision

Closing out its fifth year, the Community Foundation has a very big goal for the next thirty.

Wakatipu Community Foundation announces One Billion Dollar Vision

8 Nov 2023

Five Year Celebration Video

Bringing together stories from community groups, donors, and volunteers this video celebrates five years of the Wakatipu Community Foundation, and the generous people who have contributed time, talent and treasure over those years.

Five Year Celebration Video

6 Nov 2023

Local Whakatipu Youth Awarded with Scholarships

Community Foundation Awards High Achievers with Scholarships

Local Whakatipu Youth Awarded with Scholarships

2 Nov 2023

Craigs Name Wakatipu Community Foundation as beneficiaries of new golf partnership

Craigs Partnership with NZ Golf Open raises $5000 for the Wakatipu Community Foundation

Craigs Name Wakatipu Community Foundation as beneficiaries of new golf partnership

29 Oct 2023

Our Grants Community Support Programe Making a Difference

On Sunday we joined the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade to welcome their new 4WD First Responder Vehicle

Our Grants Community Support Programe Making a Difference

26 Oct 2023

Impact100 Awards $210,500 to local community

KiwiHarvest and The Lakes District Museum recieve $100,000 each from Impact100

Impact100 Awards $210,500 to local community

18 Aug 2023

St John welcomes new Health Shuttle funded by Impact100

Senior members of St John, volunteer drivers and Impact100 members gathered yesterday to bless the new wheelchair accessible heath shuttle with the Rev Robyn McPhail

St John welcomes new Health Shuttle funded by Impact100
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