CONSIDERATION DETAILS


The Board considers applications on a monthly basis (apart from January) and meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

MT WELLINGTON LICENSING TRUST MEMBERS

Jean Dolheguy (Chairperson)
Jean has lived in the Trust area for the last eighteen years and is a retired teacher.  During her career she was a school trustee for seventeen years and was very involved in the NZEI.  She was made a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of her hard work.  Jean is an active member of the Auckland Branch of the National Council of Women and the Auckland Host Tamaki Lions Club.  Jean is very committed to providing funds for the growth of clubs and amenities in the local area.
 
Leanne Cross
Leanne has lived most of her life in the Panmure/Mt Wellington are and this is where her heart lies.  Working and living in the area makes her feel bonded to the community and the people.  In her early years while saving up to purchase her first house she also worked in the evenings in the hospitality industry and really enjoyed the interaction with the patrons.  Leanne's interest in the local community encouraged her to stand for the position of trustee on the Mt Wellington Licensing Trust in her late twentys.  Collectively Leanne has now served 15 years plus and she is still enjoying it.  Leanne has previously also served as the Chairperson for the Tamaki Community for nine years.  Leanne has been a volunteer for 30 years in the preparation of smooth running of the annual Panmure Business Association Christmas Parade.  Leanne is proud to have now worked for one of New Zealands iconic companies in the local area for 30 years.  Whilst she still works fulltime, along with supporting our community Leanne enjoys recreational fishing, dining out with friends and attending live shows.

  
Nerissa Henry
Elected member of the Maungakiekie Tamaki Board and Mt Wellington Licensing Trust Nerissa is very active within her community and has helped establish many respected local initiatives.  Locally born and raised, Nerissa is a mother of two young children and has strong ties with the local sports clubs and the LDS church.  Nerissa has particular passion for the environment and health sectors, and is committed to achieving a thriving, healthy community with a focus on connectedness and support for everyone within it.


INDEPENDENT TRUSTEES


Carol Over
Former business owner, Carol, has been a Mt Wellington resident for over 40 years.   Carol has gained a wealth of knowledge in relation to the local community having been involved in numerous community groups and sports organisations within the Panmure Mt Wellington area over this time.   Carol has previously been an executive member of a NZ wide sporting organisation and has a strong commitment to the local area supporting the growth and development of local sporting clubs, and, is a passionate supporter of any projects benefitting children and young people in the community.

Cyril Nevezie
Cyril has been an appointed Director of the Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd for 14 years.  Cyril was the Principal at Stanhope Rd School in Mt Wellington until his retirement in 2012.  He has maintained links with the Tamaki Principals Group and has made a point of keeping fellow Board Members informed about relevant education matters and the needs of our local schools. Cyril has been involved in voluntary work with other community groups and brings this experience to share with the Board in order to facilitate decision making. Cyril enjoys his involvement in the Mt Wellington Foundation and feels that the society plays an important role in supporting the many community groups in the Mt Wellington area and beyond.

Executive Staff:
Mr J P Joyce (Manager)
Mrs H Ralph (Grants Administrator)

The grant policy was reviewed on 11th March 2017 and there were no amendments made to the existing policy approved in 2014.

The current policy is set out below:

FUNDING POLICIES 2017
The Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd supports a wide range of organisations reflecting the diverse nature, interests and activities of the community.

The Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd aims to assist organisations in their pursuit of funding and ensures that the funding process is transparent, fair and equitable.

POLICY PRINCIPLES
While the Foundation's focus for the distribution of funding is the local community, grants may be regional as long as there is a clear benefit to people from the local community.

The Foundation supports a range of organisations which represent the diverse nature, interests and activities of the community with particular (but not exclusive) focus on those associated with young people.

The Foundation supports funding applications where the organisation demonstrates a contribution to the activity/project from its own resources.

The Foundation encourages organisations to prioritise their requests for grants and to make one application in each Foundation financial year which runs from 1st April to the following 31st March.

The Foundation seeks to actively support organisations which are developing projects for the benefit of the local community from where the Foundation's funds are sourced. Where substantial funding is required organisations are encouraged to discuss their projects with the Foundation early in their planning process.

The Foundation undertakes to publish and review on an annual basis the policies, criteria and systems which cover the distribution of net proceeds under the Gambling Act.

GRANTS ASSESSMENT
The Foundation's Board assess each funding application from the information provided (and when necessary, request additional information). The assessment process will include:

Consideration as to whether the application fulfills:

  1. The objectives and policies of Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd and specific statement for authorised purposes.
  2. The general legislative and regulatory criteria including the Gaming (Class 4 Net Proceeds) Regulations 2004.
  3. That the allocation of all grants falls within the Society's gaming machine licence which states: "Any charitable, non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or section of the community within the Auckland region. This shall include but not be limited to:
    Charitable purposes, including any purpose beneficial to the community and which shall include organisations supporting amateur sports, arts, cultural or philanthropic to the extent it is charitable, activities within the Auckland region to further the objectives of those organisations.
    Non-commercial purposes that are beneficial to the whole or a section of the community within the Auckland region."
  4. Careful consideration of each application against the anticipated community benefit plus the following factors need to be taken into account:
    • whether the grant will benefit the local community and/or whether the membership of the organisation resides within the local community;
    • the background and membership of the organisation and that its activities and/or project fall within authorised purposes;
    • assessment of the overall community benefit that will arise and the potential number of beneficiaries, the applicants overall budget and funding request, and overall funding for the project includes a demonstrable contribution from the organisation's own resources;
    • to take into account whether there have been adverse audits of any grants made to the applicant organisation previously;
    • the possibility of funds being misdirected to the detriment of the intended community benefit;
    • grants received by the applicant from the Foundation or where known, from other gaming societies during the past 12 months.
    • fees or benefits that might accrue to any professional fund raisers involved with an application;
    • any commercial gain that might accrue directly or indirectly to venue operators;
    • other organisations from which funding is being sought, i.e. that will enable the project to proceed;
    • that the application is future focused and not retrospective;
    • that, if the grant is approved, the money will be used within 3 months or very soon afterwards or alternatively there must be a programme in place for the project to be completed within the foreseeable future.
    • the provision of appropriate financial information.
    • that for sporting teams to qualify for a grant they must be affiliated to a regional or national body and/or play in a registered competition.

N.B. That the Foundation will undertake a review on an annual basis before 31st March each year of these criteria, systems and policies.

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