Our Community Funding

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Our new COMS grants management system is now live and we are accepting new applications.

If you are an existing client, we have migrated much of our funding organisations' data into the new system. This means that many of you will be able to associate your login to organisations in the system when you start your new application.

If you are a new cllient, you will need to create an account for your organisation.


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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: