CERT AUTHORISED PURPOSE
CERT may make grants for authorised purposes as follows:
a. any charitable purpose;
b. any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community; and
c. promoting, controlling, and conducting race meetings under the Racing Act 2003, including the payment of stakes.
The above authorised purpose includes, but is not limited to grants for:
- recognised appeal funds for the purpose of assisting with the recovery from the Christchurch earthquakes;
- general public education;
- education scholarships (provided the students are selected in a fair and open manner after public advertising, and are overseen by a recognised educational authority or school board, and provided that they are limited to primary and secondary level);
- the promotion of public amenities such as parks or museums;
- supporting non-commercial emergency rescue services;
- public sports facilities (e.g. a stadium) provided that the facilities are not used primarily for professional sport;
- amateur sport; and
- ground maintenance for amateur sporting facilities.
Grants will not be made for:
- groups or individuals standing for an election to public office;
- lobby groups or action/pressure groups (e.g. Greenpeace, or Sensible Sentencing Trust);
- social events, e.g. school balls, family reunions, entertainment in pubs or clubs, sporting trips for supporters or spectators, or after match functions for sporting groups.
- personal or commercial gain;
- professional sport; or
- non-affiliated "social" sports clubs (such as corporate leagues).