Non-Authorised Purposes in Relation to Grant Funding
The following are some examples which are not acceptable as Authorised Purposes.

Purposes which will result in a clear personal or commercial gain for any individual or organisation, for example

  • Grants for 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 a sports event that attracts prizes, all prizes must be forfeited to that sporting body.
  • Grants to further the activities of professional sports persons.
  • Purchase or subsidy of vehicles to be used for private or commercial activities or social functions.
  • Vehicle for motorsport.
  • Prises for sporting events (except trophies, or modest non-cash prizes for use in genuine community sporting events. The definition of 'modest' will in each case by determined by the size of the event concerned).
  • The promotion of tourism, except where what is being promoted is a public amenity such as a park or museum.
  • 'Trade Tournaments' or sporting events staged primarily for publicity and/or the benefit of as select/invited industry group.


The Racing Industry:

  • Payments other than stake money to horse or greyhound owners or trainers.
  • Payments to professional jockeys.
  • Activities or expenses in connection with the breeding of racehorses or grey hounds.
  • Any payment, facility or service that would give commercial benefit to owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders or other people in the racing industry


Groups, events or trips which are predominately social in nature and facilities to provide for such groups/events (unless the beneficiaries are a needy group such as underprivileged children or the elderly. This list of exclusions may include:

  • Family Reunions.
  • Social Clubs and sports supporters' clubs.
  • Sporting trips for supporters or spectators.


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