As part of their $1.2 million funding round in June, the Central Lakes Trust approved a grant of $650,000 towards construction of the Watersports Facility. In their media release, the CLT noted that the facility will provide externally accessed public toilets in an area where currently none are provided, and will improve safety for rowers " .... currently crossing the busy Wanaka/Mount Aspiring Road at times of low light. The new facility ensures enough storage to eliminate this hazard for the members." The WWFT greatly appreciates this boost to funding of the facility.
In July, the Trust received a grant of $40,000 from the Alexander McMillan Trust. The WWFT is grateful for this support.
This brings to total funding for construction to $1.14 million. The Trust has further applications for construction costs lodged with Lotteries and the Lion Foundation, and expects to hear from these groups in November.
A number of personal donations, totalling $60,000, have also been made towards ongoing planning and consultant costs prior to construction. The Trust thanks these donors for their backing of the project.