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ILT Still Finds Money For Community Grants

Oct 31, 2020
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It might have been a tough year for the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), but there was still money to give out to the community.

The year-to-date operating sales for the ILT were significantly down by $7.9 million as a result of Covid-19 (18.1%) – it was stated by the chief executive in his report to the board.

Chris Ramsay said it was expected the next six months to also be lower due to ongoing lower demand for accommodation, and fewer bookings for functions and conferences.

He said the resulting reduction in gross profit contribution had been “very well managed” by the team, by way of reducing costs, and restructuring business operations where necessary.

Staffing levels are essentially back to before the restructuring in May when there were job cuts due to the drop in business from lockdown and level 2.

The following grants have been approved by the ILT;

Invercargill Secondary Schools’ Prize-Giving – $500 per school for each of the six Invercargill secondary schools to assist with the end-of-year prize-giving;

  • Invercargill Secondary Schools’ Prize-Giving
  • A total grant to a level of $500 per school for each of the six Invercargill secondary schools to assist with the end-of-year prize-giving, this being 50% of their usual funding for end-of-year prize-giving.
  • ILT Stadium Southland
    A total grant to a level of $5,000 to assist with staging the annual ILT Christmas Variety Show to be staged in the ILT Stadium on Friday 23 December 2020, this being 50% of their usual funding level.

For members’ information, we can advise the following grants have been allocated by Trustees of the ILT Foundation:

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  • Invercargill Secondary Schools Network Trust
    A total grant to a level of $70,300 for 44 students who received three year University degree scholarships.
  • Jubilee Budget Advisory Service Ltd
    A total grant to a level of $10,000 towards operational costs for 12 months.
  • Invercargill Primary School Educational Initiatives Trust
    A total grant to a level of $378,000 towards staffing and running [email protected] gifted and talented programme for 2021.
  • Lighthouse Southland Inc
    A total grant to a level of $6,250 towards rental, and wages for a facilitator to deliver men’s programmes.
  • Southland Basketball Association
    A total grant to a level of $47,500 towards schools and coaching development programmes, staff, and operational costs.
  • Southland Christmas Parade Charitable Trust
    A total grant to a level of $5,500 towards event management team costs for running the parade in 2020.
  • Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust
    A total grant to a level of $300,000 towards operational and capital/maintenance funding of the Stadium.
  • Southland Rowing Association Inc
    A total grant to a level of $4,250 towards the Invercargill rowing programme coordinator role
  • Southland Table Tennis Assn Inc
    A total grant to a level of $5,000 towards staging the NZ Ping Pong Open on 21 November 2020.
  • Ascot Community School
    A total grant to a level of $49,460 towards that ICT facilitator role for Invercargill Primary schools
  • Awarua Whanau Services
    A total grant to a level of $10,000 towards operating costs for 12 months in Invercargill.
  • Murihiku Maori & Pasifika Cultural Trust
    A total grant to a level of $40,000 towards South Sea Spray street art project in Bluff from 15-22 February 2021.
  • Otatara Bowling Club
    A total grant to a level of $5,000 towards the upgrade of the Otatara bowling club’s windows and doors.
  • Southland Hindi School Charitable Trust
    A total grant to a level of $3,750 towards wages, resources and children’s excursions in Invercargill
  • Southland Motorcycle Club
    A total grant to a level of $20,000 towards staging the Burt Munro Challenge event from 10-14 February 2021.
  • Southland Multicultural Council Inc
    A total grant to a level of $7,500 towards operating costs, wages, office lease and a food festival in 2021.
  • Southland Riding for the Disabled
    A total grant to a level of $7,500 towards operating costs, admin, horse care and ground’s positions.
  • Waihopai City Lions Club Inc
    A total grant to a level of $2,500 towards venue hire to run the Christmas Tree Festival from 30 November-24 December 2020.
  • Autism New Zealand Inc
    A total grant to a level of $2,500 towards salary for the Outreach and Lego Coordinator, in Invercargill.
  • Chamber of Commerce Southland Inc
    A total grant to a level of $750 towards year 12 and 13 students in the Young Enterprise Scheme from February-December 2021.
  • Demons Softball Club
    A total grant to a level of $2,250 towards new equipment and uniforms for the 2020/2021 softball season.
  • Strings of Southland Charitable Trust
    A total grant to a level of $1,100 towards workshops for string students and Invercargill Sinfonia.
  • Stroke Foundation of NZ Ltd
    A total grant to a level of $2,415 towards salary support for the Invercargill Community stroke advisor.
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