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Authorised Purposes

Proceeds from gaming machines can only be used for what is termed "Authorised Purpose" as set down by the Department of Internal Affairs and the Gambling Act 2003.

Authorised Purpose may include charitable, philanthropic, amateur sporting, cultural activities or something that provides a benefit to a significant portion of the community in a non-commercial sense.

Important Notice to all Applicants

The list below is not exhaustive and serves only as a guide to applicants as to what may be considered by the Grants Committee.

  • Whilst your application may fall within any of the criteria listed below, this does not guarantee that your application will be supported in part or at all.
  • The final decision on all funding lies with the Grants Committee of the ILT Foundation.

 

Education

Authorised Purposes

  • Special building projects for Invercargill schools.
  • Student Scholarships that are administered and accounted for by the education facility.
  • Specialised equipment that is of a direct benefit to the students' education.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Costs that can reasonably be expected to be funded by the Government direct funding, i.e. curriculum items, teachers' salaries.
  • General administrative costs associated with the day to day running of the school.
  • Assistance with school activities and programmes, i.e. sport and field trips.

 

Community Groups

Authorised Purposes

  • Applications from the extensive range of genuine community organisations will be considered.
  • The degree of funding allocated will be based on that group's effectiveness and reputation within their community and this may include:
  • Special buildings projects or maintenance.
  • Office equipment such as computers, scanners,
    photocopiers, etc.
  • General running costs such as rates, electricity, gas and insurance.
  • Office administration costs in certain instances where specific justification can be displayed.
  • Running costs for volunteer workers (these must be clearly justified).

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Third party funding, fundraisers or fundraising events, i.e. Rotary/Lions projects.  Also providing a grant to an organisation who then passes that grant onto another organisation as their own grant.
  • Commercial tourist promotions
  • Family groups or reunions.
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Motor vehicles are not funded unless the group is able to prove to the total satisfaction of the Foundation that the vehicle is a critical part of their community work.

 

General

Authorised Purposes

  • Small non-cash prizes will be considered for presentation at genuine sporting or educational prize-givings.
  • Trophies, sashes and ribbons for genuine events.
  • Funding applications must be future focused and applications must be submitted at least one month prior to any event or proposed purchase.
  • Grant funding should be utilised within 6 months (unless prior approval is provided for an extension of time).
  • Event costs, if held within Invercargill.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • No cash prizes.
  • Taxes
  • Commercial businesses.
  • Retrospective purchases, i.e. goods or services already incurred.
  • Funding to individuals (unless applied for and administered by a recognised organisation to which the individual is affiliated).
  • Events held outside Invercargill.

 

Sporting

Authorised Purposes

  • Clubs that are:

    • Affiliated to the national code or to a regional body that is affiliated.
    • Incorporated.
    • Play as part of a recognised and regular competition.
  • Uniforms and equipment:

    • Uniforms and equipment must be for playing the game and remain in club ownership.
    • Can only be for actual playing team members plus reserves and may include a coach or manager. Excessive team numbers will not be funded.
       
  • Coaching and development programmes that can clearly demonstrate a direct benefit to the community.
  • Sports administration costs including salaries, vehicle usage in Invercargill only and necessary mobile phones.
  • Sports Scholarships when the applicant is an Invercargill resident and is selected to represent New Zealand.  Application must come from the Sport Association on behalf of the athlete.
  • Clubroom and ground expenses, building and maintenance projects.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Funding professional players salaries.
  • Personalised items such as sox/shoes.
  • No dress uniforms.
  • Non-essential items such as drink bottles or gear bags
  • After match functions.
  • Alcohol or bar related costs.

 

Racing - Horse & Greyhound

Authorised Purposes

  • Upkeep and maintenance costs of racing club facilities and grounds.
  • As specified in the Gambling Act 2003, stake money for local race meetings.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Payment or commercial benefit to trainers, owners or jockeys, excluding stake money.
  • Activities or expenses in connection with breeding.
  • Activities or expenses in connection with the promotion, marketing or publicity of commercial aspects of the racing industry.

 

Travel

Authorised Purposes

  • Internal and overseas travel and other costs will only be considered where the traveller has been selected to represent New Zealand and an ILT Foundation scholarship has been granted via their affiliated organisation.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Costs for individuals/groups travelling to and attending conferences or meetings outside Invercargill (for purposes other than for New Zealand representation).

 

Arts and Culture

Authorised Purposes

  • Arts Scholarships are available to Invercargill residents that have attained a recognised high standard in their field.For further information see the Arts Scholarship Policy and Scholarship Application form.

  • Cultural and arts groups for general operating expenses and performing uniforms.

NOT Authorised Purposes

  • Arts and Cultural groups outside Invercargill or requesting grants to attend events outside Invercargill