The Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust was set up primarily to support the development of Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura and the organisations that use it. Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust generates funds for its Authorised Purpose by operating gaming machines in the greater Auckland region.

Applying for a Grant

Applying for a grant is easy, but you need to ensure that;

  • The application fits within the Authorised Purpose of Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust (see below). The ‘Authorised Purpose’ is the definition of what the Trust is licensed to make grants to.
  • The applicant is a non-profit body
  • The grant is to be applied to specific and futurepurposes; no retrospective grants can be made
  • The application is made on the correct form, and is complete

If your application does not fit within the Authorised Purpose or is incomplete then the Trust will have to return your grant application to you.

Authorised Purpose

The Authorised Purpose of Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust is; 

  • Grants for the provision, maintenance and development of facilities and activities at Bruce Pulman Park, including additions to the park by way of land purchase 
  • Funds for the charitable purposes of the Bruce Pulman Park Trust for community sporting and other community activities 
  • Funds for the development, promotion and support of amateur sport and charitable purposes, in the greater Auckland area and in particular Counties Manukau and in the north Waikato and in particular the Tuakau and surrounding areas.

Grant Distribution Policy

The Trustees consider the priority of grants applications based on its grant distribution policy. This list of criteria, methods, systems and polices is reviewed annually. The policy is attached in the document list below.

Grant Application Forms 

Grant Application Forms are available by:

  • Downloading the application form at the bottom of this page
  • Picking up from one of the venues operating Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust gaming machines, or 
  • Writing to Grant Application Request, Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust PO Box 340 Drury 2247

All completed application forms must be mailed to Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust at the address on the Application Form.


The Trustees of Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust are:

  • Robert Bruce Pulman - Managing Director 
  • John Leonard Sieprath - Solicitor 
  • Kenneth John Robinson - Trustee
  • Ben Marris, Trustee

The Trustees generally meet on the second week of each month to consider grant applications. The Trustees meet a minimum of once every three months.


Members of the public wishing to make a complaint about the distribution of proceeds should make their first approach in writing. Verbal complaints will not be accepted if they are not followed up in writing. The complainant needs to state in writing all relevant and necessary information for the complaint. 

Complaints should be addressed to The Chairman, at the contact address above. 

The Society will respond to the complaint within 20 working days. If complainants are unsatisfied with the result of our investigations they may contact the Department of Internal Affairs. 

Any complaints about the conduct of gambling at a venue or the conduct of Society (the holder of the Class 4 Operators Licence) may be addressed to the Chairman at the contact detail above.


Grants by Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust are donations as an unconditional gift. No portion is claimed by The Trust as a deduction for GST. If a grant applicant is GST registered, only the GST exclusive amount can be funded. 

Previous Grants

Please click on the documents below to see a list of previous approved and declined grants.

Manukau Counties Community
Facilities Community Trust Venues

Manukau Counties Community Facilities Charitable Trust could not operate without the generous support of the venue operators who have chosen to sign with the Trust. Please support those who support us. The venues we operate gaming machines in are:
Coyote Bar
165 Great South Road, Papakura
Forge2 Bar
26 East Street, Papakura
F Bar Papakura
37 O'Shannessey St, Papakura
Midtown Bar
182 Great South Road, Papakura

Elsies Restaurant & Bar
2 George Street, Tuakau

For all MCCFCT grant application forms and MCCFCT related enquiries.

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