Meet Jackie Flutey - new General Manager for Community Trust of Southland (CTOS)

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Mark O'Connor Joins Invest South Board of Directors

The Community Trust of Southland today announced the appointment of Mark O'Connor as an independent director of Invest South, effective 23 August 2017. Mr O'Connor has recently resigned from his role at South Port NZ Limited, after 17 years as Chief Executive. Read more


Community Trust of Southland welcomes New Trustee to Board

John Wyeth has been appointed as a Trustee of the Community Trust of Southland, Trust Chair Margot Hishon announced today. To read more.


Community Trust of Southland appoints Denis Woods as interim General Manager  

The Community Trust of Southland board has appointed Denis Woods as interim General Manager of Community Trust of Southland with immediate effect. To read more


Community Trust of Southland CEO Resigns

Community Trust of Southland Chair Margot Hishon advises she has received the resignation of long serving Trust CEO John Prendergast. To read the full article click here


Community Trust of Southland supports Koha Kai in funding partnership

Koha Kai Charitable Trust has been granted significant funding of $300,000 from the Community Trust of Southland (CTOS) Innovation Fund. Find out more

You can find out more about our Innovation Fund here.


Trust approves first Innovation Fund grant to Calvary Hospital 

The Community Trust of Southland has approved a $50,000 grant from its Innovation Fund to Calvary Hospital Southland, to undertake a feasibility study investigating the concept of establishing a dementia village in Southland. Find out more


Expanded Principals' Discretionary Fund Receives Tick of Approval

Southern Principals have given an excellence mark to the Community Trust of Southland's revamped Principals' Discretionary funding for schools.  

The funding was increased in 2016 from $110,000 to $510,000, and enables all 96 primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the Community Trust of Southland (CTOS) area to allocate funding to where they see need and priority. The purpose of the fund is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their potential, and 93% of Principals have reported themselves to be very satisfied with the new funding.  To find out more and to view the 2016 Snapshot


Our Latest Year At A Glance and Financial Statements are now available

Find out about our activities over the last year and see the list of all grants approved for our last financial year. Find out more 


Community Trust Launches $1m Innovation Fund

We have just launched our new Innovation Fund made up of $1million over three years. This new fund is aimed at supporting non-profits who have innovative, out of the box projects, fresh approaches, creative ideas or new solutions that have the potential to make a significant difference in the community. Find out more