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Are there any other eligibility requirements for Racing Safety Development Fund?

Organisations requesting grants must also be:

  • incorporated societies
  • registered for GST
  • meet the requirements for community organisations requesting grants administered by the Department of Internal Affairs. 

Organisations must show they have the proper governance, management structures and processes to support the size and difficulty of their project.

Who may request Racing Safety Development Fund grants?

Only the following organisations may receive grants from this fund:

  • a thoroughbred, harness or greyhound racing club registered with:
    • New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
    • Harness Racing New Zealand, or
    • New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association
  • an incorporated regional group of racing clubs (cluster), on behalf of the clubs it represents
  • one of the New Zealand racing code bodies, on behalf of the clubs it represents, for a nationwide project.

What do organisations need to have to get a grant?

Organisations requesting grants should have governance and management structures and processes in place to support the size and complexity of the services or projects for which they are seeking funding. An organisation must have:

  • two people with the right to sign all of the organisation’s bank accounts
  • a current cashbook or electronic version that is regularly updated
  • a record for tracking grants from different funding sources
  • a person responsible for keeping the organisation’s financial records
  • up-to-date tax records (if applicable)
  • regular financial reporting to every full meeting of the governing body
  • submitted any reports due for previously approved grants
  • an up-to-date organisation profile in our online system
  • an official bank document showing your organisation’s bank account details (this could be a bank statement, printed deposit slip or bank letter confirming the account name and number)

Is the grant request all we need to do?

You need to confirm that your organisation profile has been checked and the information is up-to-date when you submit your grant request. This is because your request and organisation profile are both required for your request to be complete.

Only your organisation's profile secretary can update your organisation's profile, so you need to check this has been done before you submit a grant request. For example, the bank account details for your organisation are saved to your organisation profile, not your grant request. This means this information only needs to be provided once and is kept up-to-date by your profile secretary or secretaries.