Funding For Community Groups
This part of our website gives you information about gaming machine societies that distribute grants to community groups.
How to apply
Application forms are available from societies, some community networks like Citizens' Advice Bureaux and gaming machine sites.
From 1 January 2003, sites must have application forms openly available near gaming machines without you having to ask staff or managers for a copy. The site must not put any restrictions or conditions on your access to the application forms.
You must send your application directly to the society and not through a site. Also, the society must deal with you directly and not communicate with you through the site.
How to contact gaming machine societies
Use the map or the links below to access the contact addresses of gaming machine societies in your area and around New Zealand.
Please note: The information available on this page does not provide details of all gaming machine societies. Only those gaming machine societies that invite grant applications from the public are listed. Clubs operating gaming machines generally do not make grants to the public. Instead, they use gaming machine funds for club purposes which are authorised purposes under the Gaming and Lotteries Act. If you require statistical information about all gaming machine societies, check the statistics pages on this website, or email your request to Gaming Licensing.
How to contact the Department
If you have difficulties getting an application form or believe that a site or society has broken the rules, you can contact the Department's Gaming Compliance offices:
Freephone: 0800 257 887
Ph: 09 362 7938
Fax: 09 362 7945
PO Box 2220
Ph: 04 494 0700
Fax: 04 495 7214
PO Box 805
Ph: 03 353 8303
Fax 03 353 8309
PO Box 1308
Last updated: 14/01/2003