Grants - Trust House Foundation

The Trust House Foundation is a respected, licensed Class 4 Gaming foundation.

Every year, we provide more than $4 million in community gaming proceeds to fund community events and organisations through grants.

Who can apply for a grant?

The funding must go towards an event or initiative that enhances one or more of our communities: Wairarapa, Flaxmere, Pahiatua, Rimutaka or Porirua.  Lists of recent grant recipients here.

Download a grant application form here. Save it to your computer to complete. Or pick one up from any Trust House gaming venue, or from our Support Office in Masterton.

Get started

First, check your organisation is eligible. Then you can submit a grant application form.

Make sure you send us all the required information listed in the form. It’ll make things much easier later on!


Due dates for applications

Trust House Foundation meets to consider grant applications about 2 weeks after each due date. Please allow plenty of time for your application to be considered. We are unable, by law, to fund projects that have already taken place.

Application due dates 2022

  • 31 January 2022
  • 28 March 2022
  • 23 May 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 22 August 2022
  • 25 October 2022


Who decides which organisation will receive funding?

Trustees of the Trust House Foundation carefully review all applications and decide which ones will receive grants. They consult widely, including with the Masterton, Flaxmere, Rimutaka and Porirua net proceeds committee.

The Trustees are:

  • Jock Kershaw
  • Lucy Griffiths
  • Mena Antonio
  • Litea Ah Hoi
  • Bert Lincoln
  • Tom Jones
  • Karl Taucher

Our Trustees are informed and impartial in deciding how grant funding is distributed. Read the Trust House Grants Policy, pick up a copy from any of our gaming venues, or request one from our Community Support Secretary.

The Gambling Act 2003 prohibits gaming venue personnel from being involved in the grant application process. This includes being involved in decisions about grants to the community and the provision or management of applications for grants to the community.

Lists of our recent recipients.

Using the Trust House Foundation logo

If you’ve received a grant, you’re welcome to use the Trust House logo on your marketing material. This is not compulsory. We have a range of logo files to choose from, depending on what you need. Download Trust House Foundation logo (PNG).

Questions or comments?

We welcome your feedback.

If you have a question about the way community gaming is managed at Trust House Foundation venues, contact our Gaming Manager, Cindy Grant.
027 257 7014,

If you have a question or comment about your grant application, please phone or email our Community Support Secretary,  Jane Stagg. (06) 370 0527,

Or you may contact the Secretary for Internal Affairs.
( 04) 494 0700,,

Gaming Compliance Unit

46 Waring Taylor Street
PO Box 10-095

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Do you own or manage a pub or club?

Find out more about our management of community gaming.

If you are interested in becoming a Trust House Foundation community gaming venue, contact Cindra Grant,  General Manager of Operations and Compliance. PH 027 257 7014

Trust House are Members of the Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand.

GMANZ Represents the gaming machine sector in New Zealand. This is a resource for information, facts, statistics, and benefits to our communities.