Cosy Homes is a key delivery partner for the Dunedin City Council's Energy Plan for objectives relating to making homes warmer and more energy efficient. The DCC provides crucial general operating and in-kind support to the Trust in the form of funding and technical assistance to the Project Manager. Cosy Homes and Dunedin City Council have a shared goal of ensuring all homes in the city are warm and cosy by 2025.
Dunedin City Council contributes $62,500 annually in matching funds to leverage Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Funds through the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme. Cosy Homes administers the DCC’s contribution, with 100% of funds going to insulating homes.
Central Lakes Trust is a charitable trust that grant funds for charitable purposes. It is the largest philanthropic trust per capita in the Southern Hemisphere. The Trust purpose is to make a positive lasting contribution to the community by supporting charitable projects throughout Central Lakes; to enhance our community and the lives of the people within. Since its inception in 2000 the Trust has grown its asset base from the $155m, bestowed by the Otago Central Electric Power Trust to assets totalling $388m, and has distributed more than $90m into a wide range of community projects and services throughout the Central Lakes area. The Central Lakes Trust has generously offered insulation subsidies across its service area for several years, helping hundreds of residents enjoy warmer, healthier homes.