What's happening at Aotearoa Gaming Trust?

Access to Funding

AGT is in the process of changing our online Grants management system from the Fluxx system to COMS Grants Management. The new online Grants Management System will go live in mid-December 2021.


Grants and COVID-19 Alert Levels

Aotearoa Gaming Trust (AGT) is currently working through the medium and longer-term effects of the latest COVID-19 alert level changes.


AGT Partners With The Coromandel Hotel

Stan Hill has operated the Coromandel Hotel (The Top Pub) on Kapanga Road for 18 years. If his name sounds familiar it’s because he played Basketball for New Zealand for 14 years, nine as captain.


Olympic Ambassador Programme

Around 50,000 Kiwi school children have been inspired to ‘be the best they can be’ by Olympic athletes, thanks to a partnership between Aotearoa Gaming Trust and the New Zealand Olympic Committee.


The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s relationship with Aotearora Gaming Trust has developed significantly over the past ten years.


Halberg Foundation - Zane Kukutai-Seumanu

10-year-old Zane Kukutai-Seumanu is an active kid who has been supported by the Halberg Foundation in his sporting pursuits.


The Middlemore Foundation

Aotearoa Gaming Trust have a longstanding relationship with the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation which supports and raises funds for the health services provided by Counties Manukau Health.


Venue operations team

Our operation

Our gaming operation is grounded in strong venue partnerships, up-to-date gaming rooms and exemplary compliance practises. We invest in new equipment, technology, training, and compliance tools. We use our resources effectively and efficiently allowing us to increase profitability at all our venues.

Kid loading a bike into a van

Social responsibility

We are dedicated to running a socially responsible gaming operation that in turn generates funding for community organisations. 

Framed images of Halberg recipients

Our history

Since our inception in 1998 approximately $327.5 million has been distributed to communities around New Zealand. The Board of Trustees are careful stewards of community funding and alongside the grants committee great care is taken to distribute to a wide variety of organisations who have a strong community focus.

Frequently asked questions

+ - Who is eligible for funding?
We only accept applications from not-for-profit organisations.
+ - What types of costs will AGT fund?
We support operating costs and/or project costs.  If you require any further information or would like to discuss your application, please contact one of our Grants Team or phone us on freephone 0800 424 274.