Who Can Apply For A Grant
Is your organisation eligible for a grant?

Our preference is to distribute funds in and around the area where our venues are located. If you are outside these areas, you should look at the www.dia.govt.nz website for a list of other gaming trusts within your area whom may be able to help you.

To be eligible for a grant, your Organisation must be a non-profit body and registered as an Incorporated Society, or be Affiliated to a body that is Incorporated and preferable registered with the Charities Commission.

Four Winds Foundation funds are available for any charitable, philanthropic, cultural or sporting purpose that provides a benefit to the local community.

All grants need to be for goods and services that originate in New Zealand.

All grant applications must be posted - online or emailed grant applications will not be accepted

Any activities or transactions that have already occurred are known as retrospective and cannot be funded.

You may apply to more than one organisation for funding, but funding for a particular purpose may only be received from one organisation. If you have received funding for the same purpose from more than one organisation, any excess funds must be returned.

Please note that only 4 grant applications per applicant will be considered in any 12-month period regardless of grant outcome

Only 1 application per applicant per month will be considered

Applications for Travel need to be carefully prepared. All quotes need to be from New Zealand Travel companies. We do not fund departure taxes, Insurance, overseas accommodation or domestic travel within an overseas country.

Costs for Travel and accommodation costs can only be approved where an official itinerary is supplied with an itemised breakdown of proposed costs.

To be eligible for sporting grants, your organisation must play on a regular basis and be affiliated to a regional or national body.

The following is not funded:

  • Individual sports persons unless the grant is made to and administered by an incorporated sporting body to which the individual is affiliated. If the individual is participating in an event that attracts prizes, then all prizes must be forfeited to that sporting body.
  • Food and alcohol
  • Sporting trips for supporters and spectators
  • Costs associated with 'after match' functions


Mileage and fuel for personal vehicles is not covered. Funding for the purchase or subsidy of vehicles used for private or commercial activities, social functions or motor sport are also not covered.

Funding does not include:

  • Payments to professional jockeys
  • Activities or expenses in connection with the breeding of racehorses or greyhounds
  • Payments other than stake money to horse or greyhound owners or trainers
  • Payment for a facility or service that would give commercial benefit to owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders or other people in the racing industry


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