The Ashburton Trust
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Always open for applications?
• must be a formally established and/or legally constituted amateur sports team or club
• educational Institute
• must be a registered Charitable organisation such as Plunket, Life Education etc.
• welfare organisation
• organisations for the provision of community facilities
• organisation working in the field of beneficial activities by youth and young persons
• racing club
Available to groups or individuals?
Groups may apply
The Foundation was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on the 9th day of August 1990. It was originally named the Ashburton Licensing Trust Charitable Foundation and then changed to the Ashburton Trust Charitable Foundation on the 2nd day of December 2002.
To distribute funds generated from the gaming machines operated in the Ashburton Licensing Trust outlets to community organisations domiciled within the Ashburton Licensing Trust area.
• amateur sports teams, clubs and associations competing in recognised competitions and tournaments.
• educational materials NOT covered by government funding.
• grants for the establishment of student scholarships, bursaries or assistance to individual students in their general education advancement or for the furthering of academic specialisations, provided such students are selected in a fair and open manner after public advertising.
• community facilities
• grants to clubs promoting, controlling and conducting race meetings under the Racing Act 2003 including the payment of stakes.
• any party which result in commercial advantage or either directly or indirectly to any individual or business organisation.
• requests for funding for retrospective projects or events will NOT be considered under any circumstances.
• sports equipment
• playing uniforms
• ground hire
• actual and reasonable travel expenses for groups participating in tournament with kindred groups
• coaching clinics
• equipment purchase or the development of better student amenities NOT COVERED by government funding
• office administration costs e.g. wages
• upgrade or maintenance of amenities
• operational expenses. This is only just a small summary of what expenses are funded.
Note: Refer to the website which has a published list of approved applications and their reason for applying which will give you a more broader description.
Grants shall not be issued to any party which result in commercial advantage either directly or indirectly to any individual or business organisation.
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How to apply
Closing Date for grants was February 1st, 2020
To apply for a grant please use the application form in the link below or contact us directly.
Return your application in person to:
Ashburton Trust Head Office
Level 1, Burnett St
Lion Foundation Grants - Ashburton Trust
Information required with your application
• letter of application on your organisation's official letterhead.
• must include full details of the project including amount already in hand for the project, the source of funds in hand, how the balance of funds required for the project will be raised and any other relevant information.
• at least two competitive quotes. (Internet or email quotes are not acceptable).
• a resolution of minutes
• annual accounts
• for incorporated societies: common seal or copy of certificate of Incorporation.
• certificate of IRD 'Charitable' status if applicable
• pre-printed bank deposit slip or other record showing full account details verified by the bank.
Angus Mackay (Mayor)
Fay Watson BBS, CA.
Foundation meets approximately every 6-8 weeks.
Conditions of acceptance
Funding must be applied for the purpose stated on the application. Any deviations or requests for reallocation of funding or change of supplier of goods and/or services must be made to the Charitable Foundation, in writing. The Foundation requires that applicants account for funds granted by collating and returning receipts for goods and services purchased as soon as practicable after the funds are spent. Any unspent funds must be returned to the Foundation immediately.
The Lion Foundation have ownership of all gaming machines operated in Ashburton Trust owned premises which are;
Tinwald Tavern, 103-107 Archibald Street, Ashburton
Hotel Ashburton, 11-35 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Devon Tavern, 116-118 Victoria Street, Ashburton
The decision on which organisations are successful is still made by LOCAL people. The Grants Distribution committee consists of the six elected Ashburton Trust Board members, the Mayor and two independently appointed Ashburton residents. All monies generated through the gaming machines in the Ashburton Trust establishments are returned to Mid Canterbury based organisations. Mid Canterbury is defined geographically (as opposed to Electoral boundaries) as Mountains to Sea and River (Hakatere) to River (Rangitata).
The General Manager
The Ashburton Trust
PO Box 217
Phone: (03) 307 5907 Fax: (03) 308 5125