About Us

The Trusts Community Foundation Limited (TTCF) is a not-for-profit company established primarily to distribute the profits generated from Class 4 gambling machines operating in bars and restaurants in many parts of New Zealand. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is the main regulatory authority for this sector.

We pride ourselves on keeping the funds local and therefore seldom support applications from areas in which we do not have a presence. Please refer to the current list of our gaming venues and their locations.

TTCF distributed 44.84% of net revenue to authorised purposes for the 31st March 2020 financial year and this would have to be one of the highest rates of distribution across all nationally based Class 4 gambling societies.

The sector is highly regulated and especially when it comes to what authorised purposes and organisations the Foundation is able to support. We therefore make no apology for the fact that our application process is an onerous one, with a high burden of proof and responsibility resting with each applicant.

However we are here to help, our Grants Office is only a phone call away 0800 882 3583, Option 2, so if you are contemplating making an application but are experiencing difficulty with any part of the process please feel free to seek some advice and guidance.

The Gambling Act 2003 does allow for the elected members of our member Licensing Trusts to be involved in making recommendations with respect to all grant applications received in their particular areas. This local input has proven to be invaluable and greatly assists the TTCF Board in its decision making process.

DIA places a lot of emphasis on personal integrity as well as ensuring
that societies are taking all steps to try and minimise any negative impacts of Class 4 gambling. TTCF is totally committed to supporting the venue personnel by proactively providing them with training and support on an ongoing basis. Our systems and procedures are constantly under review to ensure that they are as up to date and topical as possible.

It is well publicised that the percentage of players adversely affected by 
Class 4 gambling machines is relatively low and so we also are focussed on ensuring that the bulk of players actually enjoy the time they spend in our gaming machine areas. We therefore place a lot of emphasis on providing our venues with the latest games and technology as well as ensuring that venue personnel keep the customer in mind at all times.

Thinking about applying?

Review our application criteria and start the process today. 

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