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Mt Wellington Foundation

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



Must be a non profit community group, charity, welfare agency, educational organisation and amateur sporting organisation.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


We are a Charitable Society located in Mt Wellington who distributes funds to the local community from the prcoeeds of gaming machines operated in two venues in Panmure, East Auckland.


The Foundation supports a cross section of non profit community groups, charities, welfare agencies, educational organisations and amateur sporting organisations.

Projects funded

• art & culture
• children
• education
• local communities
• elderly
• health
• poverty
• sport & recreation
• youth

Excluded projects

Clubs or events that are:
• workplace sports or social teams.
• commercial or business house competitions.
• one-off tournaments or competitions, in particular where there is an entry fee and prizes.

Uniforms & Equipment:
• dress & travelling clothing or uniforms of any sort.
• personalised items such as shoes/boots.
• non-essential items such as drink bottles, gear bags.

• team/member affiliation or registration fees (may be Authorised in certain cases).
• after match functions or socials.

• costs that can be reasonably be expected to be funded by the Government direct funding, ie curriculum items.
• general administrative costs associated with the day to day running of the school.
• teacher salaries.

Community Groups:
• third party funding, fundraisers or fundraising events.
• commercial Businesses.
• commercial Tourist promotions
• family groups or reunions.
• food, refreshments or entertainment, except in certain cases such as the elderly, children or special community focussed Christmas festivities.
• motor vehicles are not funded unless the group is able to prove to the total satisfaction of the Foundation that the vehicle is a critical part of their work.

• cash prizes, large non cash prizes and gift vouchers of any kind.
• taxes or insurances of any kind.
• retrospective purchases, ie funding for goods or services that have already been undertaken or incurred.
• payment to professional fundraisers.
• funding to individuals (unless applied for and administered by a recognised body to which the individual is affiliated).

• taxes, insurances and transfers will not be funded.
• overseas accommodation or costs will not be funded.

Activities funded

Sporting Clubs that:
• are affiliated to the national code or to a regional body that is affiliated.
• are Incorporated.
• play as part of a recognised and regular competition.

Uniforms & Equipment:
• must be required to play the actual game
• can only be for actual playing team members plus reserves and may include a coach or manager.
• all uniforms & equipment remain the property of the club for future use.
Excessive team numbers will not be funded.

• national or regional coaching and development programmes that can clearly demonstrate a direct benefit to the community.
• clubroom & grounds building and maintenance projects.

• special building projects or maintenance for NZ schools.
• student Scholarships that are administered and accounted for by the educational facility.
• specialised equipment that is of a direct benefit to the students education.
• assistance with school activities and programmes, ie sport and field trips.

Community Groups:
• applications from the extensive range of genuine community organisations will be considered.
• the degree of funding allocated will be based on that group's effectiveness and reputation within their community and this may include:
   - special buildings, projects or maintenance
   - office equipment such as computers, fax machines, photocopiers, etc
   - office administration costs in certain instances where specific justification can be displayed
   - running costs for volunteer workers (these must be clearly justified).

• small non cash prizes valued at under $40 will be considered for presentation at genuine sporting, or educational prizegivings.
• trophies, sashes and ribbons for genuine events.
• funding applications must be future focussed and applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to any event or proposed purchase.
• funding however cannot be held over for a future event and it is expected that most funding will be utillised within 3-6 months

Internal and overseas travel will only be considered under certain conditions:
• that the purpose of the travel is for a genuine amateur sporting event or other purpose that is not predominantly social in nature.
• that the traveller/s is/are representatives who have been selected at a regional or national level.
• that the purpose for the travel will benefit the NZ community and/or NZ's international reputation.
• only the cost (or part of) the ticket from NZ to the first destination and return may be funded.
• travel applications and quotations must include the name and status of the traveller.

Funds available


Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

See Grant Guidelines

Application forms are available from:
• Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd, P O Box 14164, Panmure, Auckland 1741 - Phone: 09 589 3231
• LandMark Bar & Eatery, Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland
• The Corner Bar, 163 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland

Alternatively you may download the application form (and Audit Summary Report) by simply clicking on the buttons below and the form will be loaded into the browser. To save the form to your computer, right click on the button below and select "save link as" and save it to your hard drive.

Download Application Form
Download Audit Summary Report

Information required with your application

To be attached to the form:
• at least two quotations for the products/services that are proposed
• quotes must be less than two months old and addressed to the applicant group
• if funding is proposed towards general running costs, these must be supported by copies of previous accounts (e.g. power, phone, rates.) For salaries, signed employment contract clearly stating the term of the contract, employees name and rate of pay must be provided.
• minutes of the committee/executive meeting
• include certificate of incorporation
• charities commission certificate
• for sporting teams, proof that team is affiliated to a regional body
• bank accounts details: acceptable forms are, a pre-printed bank deposit slip in the name of the applicant group or bank generated bank account details verified by the bank.

Decision makers

Grants Committee of the Trust.

Decision time

Each month.

How notified

You will be informed by letter:
• that the funding has been granted, the amount approved and the purpose for which the funding is to be spent
• the date on which the funding has been lodged
• advice as to the timeframe for spending the money - this will normally be within three months.

How paid

Direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

• the application and supporting documentation.
• accountability documentation showing the expenditure of the funds including receipts and invoices as requested in the approval letter.

Download Audit Summary Report


PA/Donation Administrator
Mt Wellington Foundation
PO Box 14-263
Phone: (09) 570 5172 Fax: (09) 570 5173