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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.

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 Racing Board
    • New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
    • Harness Racing New Zealand, and
    • New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association.