2024 charity partners

The DCBFF, owned and organised by the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) appoints a Festival Charity annually, allowing that charity a unique fund-raising opportunity at the two-day Festival. This is a significant fundraising opportunity with the 2023 festival charities, the Nest Collective, StarJam, Dunedin Fringe Festival raising over $11,000 each.

Applications are closed – and an announcement will be made soon with our successful applicants

Previous charity partners

Dunedin Fringe Festival is an annual multidisciplinary arts festival that’s open to anyone who wants to participate — any form of creative expression, any level of experience, anything goes! Dunedin Fringe aims to bring new, innovative, experimental art to a wider audience and support emerging artists’ work.  

StarJam is a nationwide charity that provides a unique place for young people aged 6 to 25 years with a range of disabilities to express themselves through music, dance and performance.

The Nest Collective is a registered charity that works alongside social workers and other community partners to provide free packs of baby essentials for whānau in need.

Otago Community Hospice enables patients to live their lives as fully as possible.  We work in partnership with our community, offering education, support, care and advice to family, whānau, carers and health and social service professionals, through a patient’s illness and following death.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is the flagship biodiversity project for the South Island where multiple species of plants and animals are protected from predators. A predator fence surrounds 307 hectares of Coastal Otago forest, pests have been removed, habitat enhanced with weed control and planting, and many rare and endangered species re-introduced.

Caring for the world’s most unique and threatened species

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is a long established non-governmental organisation with a specific focus on the conservation of hoiho across its range

Life Matters is dedicated to reducing suicide in Aotearoa

Foodshare is a programme designed to help families in need.

Youthline Otago is a non-judgmental support and community service focused on the needs of rangatahi and available to all ages and concerns.

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