CONSIDERATION DETAILS


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

MT WELLINGTON LICENSING TRUST DIRECTORS

Mr Mike Murray  (Chairman) - Retired Deputy Principal & Co-Founder New Zealand Childrens Athletics

Ms Leila Boyle - Former Member Tamaki-Maungakiekie Community Board & Former Auckland City Councillor & Statistics Lecturer

Mr Alan Verrall - Member Tamaki-Maungakiekie Community Board & President Mt Wellington Licensing Trust

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Ms Jean Dolheguy - Art Teacher for 30 Years & Fellow of the New Zealand Educational Institute

Mr Cyril Nevezie - Former School Principal for over 40 years & Former President Tamaki Principals Group

Ms Carol Over - Business Owner & Mt Wellington Resident for 40 years

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

The grant policy was reviewed on 12th March 2016 and there were no amendments made to the existing policy approved in 2014.

The current policy is set out below:

FUNDING POLICIES 2016
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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