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

A pilot study testing bedside tools for future doctors to replace Body Mass Index (BMI)

Hamish OsborneHCOCT Successful Research Applicant for 2021Summary: Clinicians have been worried about patients with exce...

Posted 17 months ago

Recent Grants for Community in the Otago Region - 2021

Hearing Association Dunedin INC. – to support the continuation of their services andeducation to schools, kindergartens,...

Posted 24 months ago

Recent Grants for Equipment for Hospitals in the Otago Region - 2021

Ward 10A / Intellectual Disability Services – provided an Abecca square dining table, 1 chair and a foam snakes and ladd...

Posted 24 months ago