GRANTS CAN BE MADE FOR
The Akarana Community Trust shall give priority to funding applications which support the local Indian Community. In particular the Trust wishes to strongly support applications that benefit local community centres, amateur sport in general and the young members of the Indian Community.
Akarana Community Trust may make grants for authorised purposes as follows:
- any charitable purpose;
- any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community; and
- 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:
- non-profit community cultural or arts festivals;
- non-profit radio stations;
- non-profit museums and art galleries;
- advertising charitable appeals and non-profit cultural events;
- providing public amenities and recreational facilities, e.g. community centres, soccer/rugby grandstands, sports centres, national parks, public halls, libraries, statues, temples, fountains, playing fields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, parks, churches, and botanical gardens;
- amateur sport in connection with community centres, particular schools, technical colleges or universities;
- amateur sport which involves the pursuit of physical fitness;
- providing education through community centres, early childhood centres, schools and universities;
- providing student scholarships (up to secondary level) and prizes for academic or sporting achievement;
- developing the character of young people, e.g. youth groups or mentor programmes;
- public health services including education, counselling and rehabilitation services;
- providing public works and services, e.g. building roads, car parks and bridges;
- protecting the environment, e.g. re-vegetation, afforestation, and conservation;
- supporting non-commercial emergency rescue services; and
- supporting animal shelters or sanctuaries; and
- the support of immigrants and their integration into the local community; and
- the purchase of land and the development and maintenance of community centres, sporting centres, or other facilities that benefit the community or a section of the community.
GRANTS CANNOT BE MADE FOR
- personal or commercial gain;
- professional sport; or
- groups or individuals standing for an election to public office.
CONDITIONS OF GRANT
As required by section 115A of the Gambling Act 2003, grant money must only be used for the specific purpose for which it was granted and in accordance with the conditions of the grant. Breach of section 115A is a criminal offence ($10,000.00 maximum fine).
Copies of invoices, receipts and bank statements must be provided to Akarana Community Trust within 3 months of the grant being made to verify that the grant has been used in accordance with the purpose approved. Any grant money which is not spent on the purpose approved must be returned to Akarana Community Trust within 3 months of the grant being made.
We agree to reimburse Akarana Community Trust for all costs incurred (including legal costs on a solicitor/client basis) in recovering any outstanding grant money.
CONSENT TO AUDIT
We agree to comply with any request from an officer of the Department of Internal Affairs and/or a representative from Akarana Community Trust for additional information in relation to how the monies received from Akarana Community Trust have been spent.
We also agree that an officer of the Department of Internal Affairs may direct an audit or inspection of the books, accounts, or data systems in which the proceeds of the grant have been deposited, by a Chartered Accountant and/or an officer of the Department of Internal Affairs.
We agree that the audit or inspection will be carried out in such a manner approved by the Department, within the time frame specified by the Department.