First Light Community Foundation's Authorised Purpose

First Light Community Foundation may make grants for authorised purposes as follows:

  1. any charitable purpose;
  2. any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community; and
  3. promoting, controlling, and conducting race meetings under the Racing Act 2003, but excluding the payment of racing stakes.

The above authorised purpose includes (but is not limited to):

  • amateur sport;
  • amateur sports coaches for specific short-term coaching courses and coaching clinics for junior sports people;
  • ground maintenance for amateur sporting facilities;
  • overseas travel to genuine amateur sporting tournaments;
  • public sports facilities (e.g. a stadium) provided that the facilities are not used primarily for professional sport;
  • trophies and modest non-cash prizes; and
  • wages and salaries where the employing body has an entirely non-commercial community or charitable purpose and provided that the payment of a wage is necessary to achieve the authorised purpose.
  • general public education;
  • education scholarships (provided the students are selected in a fair and open manner after public advertising, and are overseen by a recognised educational authority or school board, and provided that they are limited to primary and secondary level);
  • non-profit community cultural or arts festivals;
  • the promotion of public amenities such as parks or museums;
  • supporting non-commercial emergency rescue services;
  • grants to recognised charitable organisations (e.g. Plunket, Salvation Army or Red Cross) to further the objectives of these groups;
  • the provision and maintenance of grounds, buildings and facilities where these are primarilyused for race meetings; and
  • the provision and maintenance of on-course facilities for horse and greyhounds, trainers and jockeys

Grants will not be made for:

  • groups or individuals standing for an election to public office;
  • lobby groups or action/pressure groups (e.g. Greenpeace, or Sensible Sentencing Trust);
  • social events, e.g. school balls, family reunions, entertainment in pubs or clubs, sporting trips for supporters or spectators, or after match functions for sporting groups.
  • personal or commercial gain;
  • professional sport;
  • non-affiliated "social" sports clubs (such as corporate leagues); or
  • racing stakes.