Proceeds from gaming machines can only be used for what are termed ‘Authorised Purposes’ as defined in the Gambling Act 2003.
An Authorised Purpose may include;
- Charitable purposes which advances education
- Supports the relief of poverty
- Is beneficial to the community and environment
- Promotes cultural activites, amateur sports, arts and literature
Items not considered;
- Salaries for new positions where recruitment has not taken place.
- Professional sport players that receive payment or reimbursement for playing.
- Affiliation fees and levies for members.
- Non-playing/training uniforms and personal items eg socks, mouthguards
- Maintenance of costs relating to bar areas of club rooms
- Building permits, resources consents, feasibility studies
- Teacher, reliever teacher or teacher aide salaries
- Fundraising events and volunteer expenses
- Professional costs eg Accountancy fees
- Public liability insurance
- Leased vehicles, petrol or mileage costs
- Overseas accommodation, or travel within an overseas country
Important Notice to all applicants: The list above is not exhaustive and serves only as a guide to applicants as to what may not be considered by the Net Proceeds Committee.