CHARITABLE TRUST - SERVING THE COMMUNITY
The Whitehouse Tavern Trust Board was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on the 26th day of September, 2003.
The Whitehouse Tavern Trust holds an operators licence in terms of the Gambling Act 2003. The Whitehouse Tavern Trust is a single site Trust operating gaming machines at The Whitehouse Tavern situated at Dumas Place, Papakura. In terms of the operators licence issued under the Gambling Act 2003 the gaming machines are to raise funds for community purposes. The funds are distributed in compliance with the Trust deed and their authorised purposes which are:-
- To provide funds to support amateur sporting groups (such as rugby, soccer, netball and the like) throughout the South Auckland area in their specific sporting pursuits. No payments and/or donations are to be given to professional sports people.
- To provide funds and support for charitable organisations (such as St Johns, IHC and the like) in the provision of welfare, health and medical assistance. Also to assist bona fide community cultural groups.
- Donations to bona fide organisations that provide youth development, education and training (such as the Scouts, Church groups and the like).
And without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the provision of facilities at public halls, community centres, and the provision and maintenance of grounds and buildings to be used for those purposes by the organising of any activity;
- Any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community so long as it is charitable; and
- To the extent that they are charitable, to any philanthropic, cultural or any other purpose that is beneficial to the community, or any section of it, which may, from time to time, include the provision of equipment, or playing or training uniforms for sporting clubs, and amateur sporting teams playing in recognised, registered, published, leagues or competitions, and/or donations to recognised social service or welfare agencies, educational or training organisations (whether through the provision of scholarships or equipment which is administered by the recipient education organisation or otherwise).
No payment, commission, or any other kind of financial reward or remuneration can be attached to, or demanded as a precondition for either: the issuing of any authorised purpose donations by the Whitehouse Tavern Trust. No donation and/or application or distribution or payment will be made to any professional sports person or team or any other organisation or individual which may result in commercial or personal advantage, either directly or indirectly, to any commercial entity, professional team, or individual. All funds distributed shall be for expenditure within New Zealand.
For the avoidance of doubt, and subject to the forgoing, The Whitehouse Tavern Trust may apply funds to any of the purposes outlined above and contained in its Trust Deed, which may include, but are not limited to:
- The purchase of land: the development and maintenance of religious, educational, sporting, recreational or other facilities that benefit the community at large or male or female members of the community at large;
- The establishment of academic or sporting or other scholarships (that are fair, open, and equitably assessed) for the education and/or recreation and/or benefit of young persons;
- The payment of capitation or other levies to any not for profit national body or association for the welfare, recreation or other benefit of persons who have need for the payment of such capitation or other levies by reason of their youth, age, infirmity, disablement, poverty, race, occupation, or social or economic circumstances.
Generally funds will be applied and distributed in the Papakura community area (typically defined by territorial local authority boundaries) from which they were generated. However, the Whitehouse Tavern Trust may, in its discretion, apply and distribute funds to the wider community areas encompassing outlying and adjoining (to Papakura) districts Whitehouse Tavern Trust may, in its discretion, apply and distribute a portion, to be determined by the Whitehouse Tavern Trust in its discretion from time to time, of the total funds available to national societies, agencies, or causes.
An application form can be obtained by either writing to the Whitehouse Tavern Trust at PO Box 72-554, Papakura or from the site at the Whitehouse Tavern, Dumas Place, Papakura or downloaded from this website. The grant application form provides specific information on the process for applying for a grant and also contains full details of the criteria, audit conditions and other important matters. Organisations interested in applying for grants should obtain the application form and read this carefully.
The trustees meet generally monthly but never at intervals greater than three months.
The availability of net proceeds for distribution to authorised purposes is published in accordance with section 110 (2) of the Gambling Act 2003 at intervals of not more than three months. This notice is published in the Papakura Courier and also on this website giving one months notice prior to the Trustees meeting to consider distribution of funds to the community.
In accordance with section 109 of the gambling Act 2003 the Trustees on the 15th Decmeber 2015 conducted an annual review of the criteria,methods,system and policies it uses for consideration of applications for the distribution of net proceeds and determined that there was no need to change any of the existing conditions and processes.