The objective of the Dunedin Casinos Charitable Trust is to assist charitable organisations in:
- The relief of poverty
- The advancement of education
- The advancement of religion
- The advancement of sports for the benefit of the wider community
- Or any other charitable purpose deemed beneficial to the community by the Trustees
In order to meet the criteria, your organisation must be registered with the Charities Commission and be able to provide your registration number on the application form.
As a general rule, the Dunedin Casinos Charitable Trust is unable to make grants to individuals, for travel, for salaries and other administration costs.
The Dunedin Casinos Charitable Trust invites applications for grants from charitable organisations in the Dunedin and Otago region twice a year.
The May funding round is for a one-off large grant (in the vicinity of $50,000) followed by the scatter grant for several organisations in November.
Applications for donations are called for in April for the May funding round and October for the November funding round.
The Trust is administered by Polson Higgs, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, who controls the assets and carry out the administration functions of the Trust. Charitable Trustees are appointed to assist the administration trustee in setting donations criteria and to decide on the allocation of donations.
If you require any further details in regards to applying for a grant, information can be obtained from the Polson Higgs website www.ph.co.nz, emailing email@example.com or by calling Keryn Asquith at Polson Higgs (03) 474 9714.