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 and welfare groups, education and the arts.
Applicants should be incorporated entities and eligible for a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) in their own right, e.g. registered under the Charitable Trust Act; Incorporated Societies Act; or, in some circumstances, not-for-profit organisations registered under the Companies Act. Registration under the Charities Act is optional but does not confirm incorporation status.
Generally, NZCT prefers to consider support for organisations that have been legally constituted for at least one complete financial year.
We receive around 300 grant applications each month. Provided you have supplied all the information requested, we will generally have a decision for you in four to nine weeks. Here’s a brief summary of how our grants are processed:
NZCT’s NPC comprises a minimum of any three of NZCT's trustees. Generally, the committee meets monthly to consider recommended applications and make grant decisions. NZCT's chief executive is not a trustee, nor a member of the NPC, so he is completely independent of the grants decision process.
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