Authorised Purposes

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
  
  • Food or alcohol
 
  • Professional costs eg Accountancy fees
 
  • Public liability insurance
 
  • Funding to individuals
 
  • Cash prizes
 
  • 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.

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