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The Invercargill Licensing Trust and the ILT Foundation provide donations and sponsorships to a level of approximately $10 million annually to over 500 organisations during the year.
These include Invercargill’s Stadium Southland and the ILT Velodrome, which are great examples of the special community initiatives that the Trust has been able to instigate/support to the benefit of our community.
These projects have demonstrated that local agencies, councils and businesses can work together to create something special for their community.
The Invercargill Licensing Trust is a major funder of many sports, including:
Rugby, Touch Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Cycling, Golf, Cricket, Bowls, Rowing, Swimming (including the Kids Learn to Swim Programme)
…to name but a few. These are just some of the over 500 organisations that receive funding support from the Invercargill Licensing Trust and ILT Foundation every year.
The Invercargill Licensing Trust and ILT Foundation officially launched the Interactive Whiteboard Project in March 2006, following an 18-month trial of the technology in Invercargill schools. Interactive whiteboards are large, touch-sensitive boards connected to a computer using a digital data projector. The combination of video, colour and sound, along with access to a range of resources, means teachers can provide interactive material across all areas of the curriculum.
The total education spend by the Invercargill Licensing Trust and the ILT Foundation is nearly $5 million in the past four years. Each interactive whiteboard package is worth $12,000 and includes an interactive whiteboard, digital camera, digital projector, wireless slates and wireless keyboards.
The ILT Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme was introduced in 2007 and is designed to select up to 60 Invercargill students each year who will receive a Scholarship to attend a Tertiary Education Institution.
Each Scholarship is to a value of $2,000 per year and is granted for a three year period. In Year 3 (2009) up to 170 Invercargill students will hold ILT Scholarships, the value of which will be $340,000. The ILT proudly supports today’s students; tomorrow’s leaders!