About Pelorus Trust
The Pelorus Trust is a charitable trust based in Wellington which raises funds for charitable, philanthropic and sporting purposes through the operation of gaming machines. We are a mid-sized gaming trust operating machines from hotels and taverns between Auckland and Nelson/Marlborough.
The Trust maintains an open and equitable funding regime that enables non-profit organisations such as sports clubs, cultural groups, and community-based societies or trusts to apply for funds through a transparent and efficient application process.
How to Apply
If you are from a group that is considering applying, this website should provide you with all the information you need to know about making an application. In particular, please read the funding criteria information contained in the Applications section of the website prior to completing an application form. There are rules around how we fund and some things that we do not fund (such as salaries) so it is really important that you read the information before applying.
When to Apply
We will accept an application at any time, however applications must be received 2 working days prior to the Trust meetings to be considered at that particular meeting. Meetings are generally held twice each month. Upcoming closing dates are posted on the left-side bar of the website. Applications must be received by 4pm on the closing date , at the Trust office. If you miss the cut off, your application will automatically be included in the next funding round – however as the Trustees cannot consider retrospective applications (ie, claims for expenditure that have already been paid or if the event has happened before the next Trust meeting), please ensure that you submit your application well in advance of when you require the funds. We will accept applications up to three months prior to the event. Please note that that all quotes for goods and services need to be current and dated within a three month period.
How to seek Help
Please do not hesitate to contact the Trust office if you have any queries regarding the application process. You can access our contact details on the home page toolbar under contact us. Written notification is issued within 48 hours of the Trustees decisions being made. Please refrain from ringing the Trust office for the status of your application after the funding meeting as this slows the notification process to all applicants. Your co-operation is appreciated by our hard working staff!
Please note that next week’s grant meeting has been changed to Wednesday 29 th May,
the closing date is still the 22nd May