Our Community Funding

Aotearoa Gaming Trust (AGT) is very pleased to invite grant applicants to register on our online grant system and lodge applications. AGT will consider applications supporting all aspects of the operation of your organisation. Please note that we will endeavour to support as many organisations as possible, but we are subject to changes in restrictions imposed by the Government’s response to the very fluid situation with Covid-19. AGT will keep you informed should we again be in a position where grant funding is restricted. 

If you have any queries or need any assistance with your application please contact our grants team on 0800 424274. 

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.

Not sure if you are eligible for funding? Read our policies below.

Download our funding policy (PDF)

Download our Conflict of Interest policy (PDF)

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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