The Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust is an independent organisation established over twenty years ago. We apply our funds to assist a significant range of health related causes in the wider Otago region.

These include health research, improving the welfare of patients, education related to health and disability services, and supporting health-related community organisations. Over the years many generous donors have made gifts and bequests, and the Trust has distributed over $13 million to benefit communities across Otago. 

Who We Support

Otago Hospitals

We offer education and conference grants to enable health professionals to undertake professional development, and equipment grants for the benefit of patients.

Our Communities

We support community organisations that make a difference to the health and well-being of Otago communities.

The University of Otago

We encourage health-related research at the University of Otago by providing funds for research support.

Recent Grants

Garden to Table Trust

The board is delighted we have been able to support the Garden to Table Trust in our latest funding round. This from Lin...

Posted 41 days ago

A successful meeting in April

Trustees are pleased to report that Community funding applications totalling $29,530 were approved by the board.One of t...

Posted 3 months ago

The HCOCT Successful 2018 Research Applications

On the 14th December Trustees approved Research Grants for the following applicants.The approved totals are GST Exclusiv...

Posted 7 months ago