Our Community Funding

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

Our granting programme is being affected by the restrictions placed on us in New Zealand’s response to the pandemic. We understand that the current situation has, and will continue to have, a negative impact on the not-for-profit community. 

AGT is accepting registrations through our online system and we are open for funding applications. However, we will be granting in a limited capacity and the only applications we will consider at this time are to cover costs associated with the operation of organisations that provide vital services to their communities.

Operating costs can include rent, power, phone, and existing salaries. If your organisation has costs that fall within this criteria you are welcome to apply but please note that our ability to fund is currently restricted so do take this into account when applying.

If there is an application for funding outside this criteria, that application will be returned.

If you have any queries or are unsure if you meet our current criteria please contact our Grants Manager Steve Bennett on 021 0514 978 or 0800 424 274.

Aotearoa Gaming Trust Grants Team

Community Funding

Aotearoa Gaming Trust has been a proud funding sponsor of a full range of community groups and charitable causes. To apply for funds from Aotearoa Gaming Trust contact our grant team by clicking here

We are always open for applications to benefit the community. We do not have any cut off dates. In most cases, applications are processed within 20 working days. Requests larger than $30,000 are reviewed at the next available monthly Board of Trustees meeting.

The Trust is required under the terms and conditions of our license issued by the Department of Internal Affairs to return at least 40% of gaming machine proceeds to the community.

What is an Authorised Purpose?

It is important for community organisations to clearly understand what an Authorised Purpose is.

Aotearoa Gaming Trust maintains an ongoing policy to provide funding to organisations that meet these important criteria. Learn more about what is an Authorised Purpose and the areas and community organisations it applies to The Gambling Act 2003 defines authorised purpose and our charter describes charitable purposes as “any charitable, philanthropic, cultural, or educational purpose, or any other purpose that is beneficial to the community.

Authorised purposes under section 4 of the Gambling Act 2003 are:

Application Guide

Before applying please view the application process video which will guide you through the steps necessary to complete an application. The video will open in a new window.

Applications are only accepted from our online portal, to access the funding system click the link below.

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