Skip to main content

Who makes the Racing Safety Development Fund grant decisions?

Grant decisions are made by an industry working group of:

  • an independent chairperson appointed by the Minister for Racing
  • a representative from each of the:
    • New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
    • Harness Racing New Zealand, and
    • New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association.


Who assesses a Racing Safety Development Fund request?

Grant requests are assessed in two stages.

  • in the first stage, the Department checks that the grant request and the organisation making the request are eligible for this Fund.
  • if both are eligible, requests go to the industry working group which uses assessment criteria to make grant decisions.