NZCT's main focus is to provide funds for amateur sport - around 80% of our grants are for sporting purposes. We also support other important causes, including rescue and lifesaving services, community groups, education and the arts.
Our funds are distributed to the area where they were raised and we follow a regional funding philosophy. We understand many charitable and sporting organisations operate in zones that are broader than a single territorial authority area, so we think it's appropriate that funds raised within a region are distributed throughout that region.
We also fund national organisations, like Life Flight Trust and Coastguard NZ, that offer benefits to the wider community.
This online booklet from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) includes stories and tips on how best to apply for pokie grants. It showcases ten organisations that have used gaming machine grants and tells the stories of why they applied for a grant, challenges they faced, what the money was put to and tips for other applicants.