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5.NZ COMMUNITY TRUST (NZCT is one of New Zealand's largest gaming trusts)

NZ Community Trust 

Will fund: Groups 

Criteria: Any Charitable, Philanthropic or Culture purpose, or any other purpose that is beneficial to the community or any section of it. This includes but is not limited to: Sporting Clubs and Amateur sporting teams, recognised social service or welfare agencies and educational organisations. 

Districts: National 

Purposes funded: *Arts * Culture *Children *local communities *education *health *sport & recreation *youth *elderly 


Purposes not funded: *Professionalism *Retrospective Costs *Individuals *Trade tournaments *Commercial gain * 


Expenses not funded: Sport: 1. Professional sports, apart from where a professional is involved in coaching, training or development of junior sport.


2. Grants to non affiliated or social sports clubs or teams, including those playing in corporate leagues 3. Trade tournaments or sporting events staged primarily for commercial publicity and/or the benefit of a select industry group. 4. Affilliation fees, individual or team memberships and subscriptions. 5. Dress uniforms, tracksuits (unless for school, regional or national representative teams), training uniforms and personal gear bags.


6. Laundry costs, commercial gym fees and major medical costs 7. Cash prizes or large non-cash prizes 8. Grants to any sports facility run for commercial profit, such as billiard parlors, 'country clubs' for golf, or clubs with closed memberships. 9. Grants to clubs that use commercial gaming machine hotel sites as a clubroom or sporting venue. 


About the fund 

History of fund: The Trust was formed 17/8/98. From the beginning of 2009, close-off dates for applications were introduced to help streamline the grants process and help grants applicants with their funding planning. 


Fund Objectives: NZCT's main focus is to provide funds for amateur sport. Around 80% of our grants are for sporting purposes. We also support other important causes, including rescue and life saving services, arts and community groups and education. 

Funding last year: $5,048,909.00 

Grants last year: 496 


Application process 

How to apply: Application form can be downloaded from the website or can be uplifted from gaming venues operated by the Trust or alternatively contact the trust direct 


Our close-off date for receiving grant applications is the 20th of each month. We aim to confirm grant decisions by the end of the following month. 


Decision process: Around six weeks after close off date. 


Decision makers: Net Proceeds Committee of NZCT 


Notified: Email 


How payment is made: Direct Credit 


Reports required: Your consent to be audited and declaration form must be signed. Receipts or any unused funds must be returned to NZCT. 


Other information: For all applications: 

An original bank deposit slip for your organisation. If your application is successful, NZCT will direct credit the grant funds to this account. 

Two quotes for each item you would like funded. 

An official resolution to apply specifically for this funding including the original signature of the secretary of your organisation. 

For GST registered organisations: The GST number of your organisation. 

For incorporated societies: A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for your organisation. 

For organisations with IRD charitable status: A copy of the IRD Charitable Letter of Confirmation for your organisation. 

For applications of $10,000 or more: The most recent year-end financial accounts (preferably audited) for your organisation. 

For applications of $20,000 or more: A list of all grants your organisation has received over the past financial year and the current year to date. The list must show from whom the grant was received, the amount of the grant and the purpose of each grant. 


6.The Mazda Foundation Trust


Closing dates: 31 March ,30 June , 30 September 


About the fund 


History of fund: Mazda since 1972 has been offering New Zealanders vehicles that are a little out of the ordinary. During that time as well as meeting the nation's everyday motoring needs we have introduced an array of innovative and lifestyle vehicles that today are characterized by technological innovation and superb quality. Mazda through this time has also participated in the community beyond the traditional role of an automotive organization, fostering a spirit of community involvement. It is from this that the concept of the Mazda Foundation has emerged. 


Fund Objectives: 

The Mazda Foundation Trust aims include (but are not limited to) the provision of financial aid to individuals and causes which may qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts and which provide: 


Assistance towards the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment 

Assistance in the advancement of culture and education to achieve excellence at all levels in the community 

Assistance to young people through advancement of education and employment skills development, with particular emphasis on children from deprived backgrounds 

Assistance in the arts where the goal is to educate and expose the NZ public on NZ culture. 


Application process 

How to apply: Application guidelines and form can be downloaded here or from our website or from the contact address given. 

There are three closing dates for funding rounds every year: 31 March, 30 June and 30 September. Applications can be submitted for any of these rounds by sending us a submission before the due date. 


Info required: * Organisation information * Purpose of grant * Indication of what area the grant is targeted towards: * arts/culture *education * employment/skills development or other (please specify) *detailed outline of the project including proposed timeline and implementation schedule. * Referee who can endorse the project 


Decision process: Successful applicants are notified after the Trustee meetings held in April, July and October. 


Decision makers: Mazda Foundation Trustees 


Notified: Refer to Funder 


How payment is made: Refer to Funder 


Reports required: Negotiated between successful applicants and the Trustees. 


Contact details 

The Secretary 

Mazda New Zealand 

Phone: 09 571 9722 Fax: 09 571 9730 




7. PUB CHARITY (As a Charitable Trust our focus is on supporting communities all over New Zealand)

We make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes each year by returning millions of dollars in gaming machine proceeds to New Zealand communities. 


What's unique about Pub Charity is our target of returning 95% of available donation funds right back into the community where they were raised. This means the gaming machines in Pub Charity venues really are supporting their local communities. 

It is Pub Charity’s policy to return funds generated from a local community back into that community. This means that to be eligible for a Pub Charity donation, there must be a Pub Charity venue operating in your region. To find out if there is a Pub Charity venue in your area click here 



The Pub Charity Board of Trustees met on 30 November 2011 and considered the criteria for the distribution of Net Proceeds. They determined that the current criteria will remain unchanged for the coming year 2011/2012. To view a PDF of the Pub Charity Donation Criteria, click here 


Here are some of the key things you need to be aware of before you apply for funding. 

● Your organisation must be: an incorporated society; a charitable body recognised by the Inland Revenue Department; a non-profit organisation; and/or, if applicable, a club or group affiliated to or a member of a recognised national organisation. It must have a valid constitution and a set of rules and be able to produce on request credible financial statements. 

● Your organisation must have a bank account in the name of your club/group or organisation. 

● Only a beneficiary or member of the organisation can apply for funding on behalf of your organisation. 

● If you are applying for property maintenance or purchase costs, you will need to provide supporting information as to the tenure or ownership of the relevant property. 

● No applications will be accepted from an applicant who operates their own gaming machines. 

● Applications must be for charitable purposes and will need to be within one of the following donation distribution groups: 

○ Community, culture and arts 

○ Education (including pre-school, kindergartens, playgroups, Kohanga Reo) 

○ Fire brigade, ambulance, life saving 

○ Health, and health-related purposes 

○ Youth 

○ Sport, recreation, leisure 




It is really important that you complete all the applicable areas of your form and provide all the information we need – otherwise we won't be able to process your application. 


Download a PDF on how to fill out the Pub Charity Application Form. 




Pub Charity must keep all original applications and attachments on file for Department of Internal Affairs audit purposes, whether they are successful or not, so please make a copy of all the documents that you send in. We are unable to provide copies once received. 

We wish you the very best of luck with your application. 



Send the completed form and all required documents to: 

Pub Charity 

Level 2, 190 Taranaki Street 

PO Box 27009 




To maximise your chance of success, it is best to send your application in well before the deadline date to allow time for any queries to be resolved prior to consideration. 


Applications must be physically received at our office (not our Post Office Box) by 5pm of deadline date to be processed for the next Net Proceeds Committee meeting. 

8. ASIA:NZ ARTS GRANTS (Through our arts grants, we support New Zealand-based organisations and individuals running projects of merit that educate New Zealanders about Asian arts and culture)

Will fund: Groups and Individuals 

Criteria: * Arts and cultural institutions 

* New Zealand-based arts professionals 

* Local and regional councils 

* Festival and event organisers 

* Individuals (must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents) 


Note: We are no longer able to support community projects that primarily benefit the applicant community. Community-based projects must demonstrate support by local government or arts institutions. We are in the process of updating our application form to reflect these changes. 

If you are unsure about your eligibility to apply, please email


Districts: National 


Purposes funded: The grants cover professional development and arts as well as community events or projects supported by local government. 


Expenses funded: *Costs associated with participation in artist-in-residence programmes in the Asian region 

*Costs associated with work placements for arts professionals in the Asian region 

*Hosting of international speakers, teachers, and arts practitioners from the Asian region. 


Purposes not funded: Projects that have already been completed *Promotional projects run by diplomatic posts *Commercial projects, or events or projects that will accrue profit *Ongoing assistance for the same project *Conference attendance 


Expenses not funded: Information not available. 


About the fund 

History of fund: Asia New Zealand Foundation is a non-profit, apolitical organisation dedicated to promoting greater understanding between New Zealand and its Asian neighbours. 


Fund Objectives: Through the arts and community grants we support New Zealand-based organisations and individuals running projects of merit that educate New Zealanders about Asian arts and culture. Asia:NZ will also accept applications for funding to attend self-organised artist residencies. 


Upper limit: Up to $4,000 


Application process 


How to apply: Ensure you have carefully read the guidelines section of the form before applying. Only apply if the start date of your event or project is four weeks or more from the deadline date. 

Complete all sections of the application form: there is a checklist at the end which will help you determine if you have provided all the required documentation. 


Info required: *Applications must show how the project will reach the wider community *Applicants must submit reports on all previous grants they have had before a new application will be considered *Community groups may apply in only one grant round per financial year (July 1 - June 30) *Competitive quotes must be included with all applications *Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 


Decision process: You will be notified of the result of your application within two to six weeks of the deadline. 


Decision makers: Asia:NZ 


Notified: In writing 


How payment is made: Direct Credit 


Reports required: It should be noted that Asia:NZ is liable to inspection by the Office of the Auditor General. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to account for the spending of funds received. Asia:NZ will require the funds to be returned if how they were used cannot be adequately accounted for. 


Other information: Applications cannot be considered retrospectively - ONLY APPLY if your event or project start date is FOUR WEEKS or more from the deadline date. 


Through the arts and community grants we support New Zealand-based organisations and individuals running projects of merit that educate New Zealanders about Asian arts and culture. 



Art grants are available to: 

● arts and cultural institutions 

● New Zealand-based arts professionals 

● local and regional councils 

● festival and event organisers 

● individuals who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. 


9.The Wanaka Arts Charitable Trust (WACT)


WACT have three grants available to visual artists in the Central Otago/ Queenstown Lakes region. Each grant will be between $2000 to $4000 and is to be used on a visual arts project. 

WACT are looking for practicing and engaged artists residing within Central Otago/ Queenstown Lakes who are looking for an opportunity to extend themselves through the development and installation of a visual artwork project. 


Click the link below for further information and Grant Criteria. 




Applications close 5pm, Monday the 25th February 2019. 

For further information or advice, please email Alice:

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