The object of Blue Waters Community Trust shall be to distribute funds to a discretionary beneficiary or beneficiaries on the basis that such distributions are used to:
a) Foster, encourage, and safeguard the game of amateur bowls and other amateur sports in New Zealand through the promotion of health through sport and recreational activity;
b) Acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise any real property or rights or privileges which may be considered necessary or expedient for attaining the objects of the Trust;
c) Lay down, prepare, and maintain bowling greens and other playing areas, and build or otherwise provide pavilions, clubhouses, sheds, workshops, shelters, and other buildings and conveniences in connection therewith, and equip, furnish, alter, enlarge, improve, repair, uphold, and maintain the same respectively for the benefit of the community;
d) Promote, foster, and encourage the New Zealand Bowling Umpires’ Association and the District Umpires’ Association and the Coaches Association in their educational work and advancement of bowls as a recreational activity;
e) Promote, foster, and encourage the Greenkeepers’ Association, Blind Bowlers Association and any other amateur body or association related to the game of lawn bowls;
f) Foster, support and encourage any amateur game or sport where the game or sport is conducted for the benefit of the general public and the promotion of health or education;
g) Provide financial assistance for the provision of amateur sporting and other recreational facilities for the use of the general public for the promotion of health or education;
h) Provide financial assistance for the provision of educational programmes, training facilities, equipment, or amenities for the promotion of health or education; and
i) Benefit educational, cultural, health, environmental, recreational, or philanthropic activities that are for charitable purposes.
The objects of the Blue Waters Community Trust are to distribute funds to its discretionary beneficiaries on the basis that such distributions support and promote the interests of its discretionary beneficiaries. “Discretionary beneficiaries” means Auckland Bowls Incorporated together with its successors and assigns and any person or organisation undertaking charitable, philanthropic, cultural, educational or any other purpose that is beneficial to the community or any section or amateur organisation within it.
Yes. Please see the terms and conditions within the application.
No. Grants must be approved prior to any purchase/event/trip being undertaken. Retrospective grants will not be considered.
Payment will be direct credited to the recipient organisation's bank account. You will need to include a deposit slip with your application.
Blue Waters Community Trust grant records will be inspected and audited by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Blue Waters Community Trust is required to render details of all donations to DIA. Any grant application is made with the understanding that if any DIA officer so requests, the applicant organisation shall agree to and participate in any such inspection/audit.
Blue Waters Community Trust Board of Directors meet monthly to review grant applications. All approved and deferred applications will receive notification by email 1-2 business days following the meeting. Declined applications will receive notification by email 1-2 business days following the meeting. All declined applications and supporting information will be destroyed or returned to the applicant upon request to do so by the applicant. The results will also be published on the website.
Blue Waters Community Trust requires an acknowledgement of grant form to be returned to the Trust along with verification of expenditure (receipts etc.). These receipts must be from the same companies as the quotes supplied in the application and must be returned within six months of the grant being made. Failure to comply with the conditions will result in the Trust seeking a full refund of the grant.
Grants are GST exclusive; no grant made by Blue Waters Community Trust has GST content.
Blue Waters Community Trust requires the following information to support an application for funding for salaries and/or wages and must be uploaded into the application:
Yes, the full minutes of the committee/executive meeting must be included with your application. The minutes must include the following and be uploaded to the application:
Any Charitable Organisations that furthers or improves local and national educational services, furthers or improves local and national amateur sport, promotes the advancement of culture or religion or contributes toward welfare assistance or the relief of poverty.
No, venue operators can‘t make any decisions or recommendations about applications or receive completed application forms.
Social activities are not recognised as authorised purposes because they give a personal rather than community benefit. For example, a group of friends or acquaintances going on an annual ski trip cannot claim the trip is an authorised purpose just because there is an element of sport in an otherwise social activity. In contrast a genuine ski club that members of the public can join and that offers coaching and development programmes would be more likely to be an authorised purpose.
Professional sport cannot be an authorised purpose because of its commercial character.
Sometimes an activity is presented as a sporting activity, but its real nature is entertainment, social, personal gain or commercial.
DIA considers a bona fide sport to be one where the activity, club or organisation;
An incorporated organisation will usually find it easier to meet these criteria than an unincorporated group. Blue Waters Community Trust is not permitted to fund either dress or training uniforms. Playing uniforms are allowable, and they must remain the property of the club.
The terms and conditions have an itemised list of purposes that are unauthorised for grant consideration. Please keep in mind this list is not exhaustive. Feel free to contact the grants department if you have any specific questions. The Directors prefer to fund projects that will have a long-term benefit to the recipient organisation.
Blue Waters Community Trust Board of Directors meet monthly to consider all funding applications. Decisions are made taking into account the available funds, the merit of the application, the compliance of the application, and the overall community benefit. Applications submitted in any given month will be considered at the Directors meeting of the following month. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Simply scroll down the page to the 'let’s get started' area, select the category that best fits the type of grant request. Then register your details as the person making the application in the section marked 'Person making the application' and click on the ‘apply here’ button. This will open a screen in which you can complete, and save your application.
No, there is only one grant application for you to complete.
No. Only mandatory fields are required, however the more information you enter, the more consideration your application will receive.
Yes, you can leave the application, just hit the save button first at the base of the page. To continue your incomplete application form, simply refer to the email sent to you labelled 'User Application link' and use your allocated application password to log back in and complete your application form.
It is most likely because you have not filled in an entry into a mandatory field. Check if there are any highlighted questions. If there are you will need to enter information into the mandatory field.
No, but if you have some relevant information you think would well support your application then it would be advisable to attach it. There is the ability to attach a Word, PowerPoint or image file, please be aware that the maximum file size is 5MBs.
Uploads: In steps 5 and step 7 you will be asked to upload certain information. To assist you in completing your application have the following file available to upload as requested in the above mentioned steps:
Job Descriptions, these are the written job descriptions that have been supplied to the individual define their role and responsibilities, you may need as many of these as you need, name this file Job Description
In Step 7 of the application you will also be asked to upload the following documents
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Once you have applied you will be sent a confirmation message, acknowledging receipt of your application, along with notification of how many days before you receive notice of your success or otherwise.
The obligations of all applicants that are successful are described in the Terms and Conditions section of the application, please read this carefully.
If you are having a system or program issue with the application then please click on the help desk link below and lets us know by completing the email support request form. We will endeavour to respond the same day if your request is filed before 12 noon or the following day if your request is filed after 12 noon. The help desk response will only be available Mondays to Fridays and not on public holidays.