Authorised Purposes



BlueSky Community Trust 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):

● 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);
● non-profit community cultural or arts festivals;
● the promotion of public amenities such as parks or museums;
● supporting non-commercial emergency rescue services;
● grants to recognised charitable organisations (e.g. Plunket, Salvation Army or Red Cross) to further the objectives of these groups;
● public sports facilities (e.g. a stadium) provided that the facilities are not used primarily for professional sport;
● amateur sport;
● amateur sports coaches for specific short-term coaching courses and coaching clinics for junior sports people;
● ground maintenance for amateur sporting facilities;
● overseas travel to genuine amateur sporting tournaments;
● trophies and modest non-cash prizes; and
● wages and salaries where the employing body has an entirely non-commercial community or charitable purpose and provided that the payment of a wage is necessary to achieve the authorised purpose.

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
● "social" sports clubs (such as corporate leagues).