We Care Community Trust

The We Care Community Trust was set up primarily to support charitable grants to local communities where they operate gaming machines.

Applying for a Grant

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

  • The application fits within the Authorised Purpose of We Care Community 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 future purposes; 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 We Care Community Trust is;

The promotion of health via participation in amateur sport, including cricket and kabaddi;

  • Amateur teams' training costs; 
  • Provision of amateur teams playing and training uniforms to be retained by the club or team;
  • Amateur players' reasonable and necessary travel expenses, including accommodation and insurance costs associated with the travel;
  • Developing the character of young people;
  • Welfare assistance for people in need, eg assistance with funeral expenses, hospitalisation, convalescence, health aids, and the like;
  • Hospital visits for the elderly;
  • Public health services including education and counselling services;
  • Classes that teach swimming for adults to protect human life;
  • Wages and salaries where the employing body has an entirely non-commercial community or charitable purpose and provided that the payment is necessary to achieve the authorised purpose;
  • Vehicles for any organisation which are related to any an entirely non-commercial community or charitable purpose (excludes club courtesy vans);
  • Supporting primary and secondary schools, training and education;
  • The provision of non-profit childcare and education services for young children;
  • Scholarships and prizes for academic achievement (provided the students are selected in a fair and open manner, and are overseen by a recognised educational authority or school board);
  • The promotion, planning, organising and running of non-profit events that celebrate or involve different cultures, such as community cultural and arts festivals including cultural music festivals;
  • Relieving poverty through access to advise, support and assistance for recent immigrants to New Zealand, including, without limitation:
    1. Counselling services;
    2. Health information;
    3. Mediation for family conflicts;
    4. Visitation
    5. Creating social networks; and
    6. Providing assistance and support for other family members who provide care for such persons.
  • Celebrating religious services in public;
  • Providing or maintaining grounds and buildings to be used by churches, temples or other religious organisations;
  • Provision for other not-for-profit organisations that promote community cultural education and cohesion; and
  • Public works and services eg public car parks, footpaths, cycleways and roads

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:

All completed application forms must be mailed to We Care Community Trust at the address on the Application Form.


The Trustees of We Care Community Trust are:

  • Raghbir (Raji) Singh - Chairman
  • James parker Joyce - Director
  • Kirnpreet Kaur - Director

The Trustees meet monthly to consider grant applications.


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 We Care Community 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.

We Care Community Trust Venues

We Care Community 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:
Stadium Sports Bar
91 Jellicoe Steet, Te Puke

VC’s Turf Bar
Arawa Street Rotorua

Kaipara Tavern
26 Commercial Road, Helensville

For all We Care Community Trust grant application forms and related enquiries.

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