Community distributions from gaming trusts are of significant interest to PNZ members as they consider the wider philanthropic and grantmaking system that they operate in. Some are concerned about how this significant funding stream addresses the diversity of community needs, and question whether the current operating models and frameworks support best practice in the delivery of funding. The purpose of this Philanthropy New Zealand research paper is to:
- collate information to broadly inform our membership about the use of gaming machine monies: the collection, and distribution of profits, and regulation and governance of gaming trusts; and
- support future discussions around any considerations for change (including a potential review of the current system of distributions).
We acknowledge that there are a range of views on this topic (as well as on problem gambling rates and Class 4 gambling venues which we do not seek to cover in this paper) and we do not seek to represent any agreed position of our members. In the interests of supporting better giving however, we hope that the information contained in this paper supports further discussion of the issues.
We would also like to provide a channel for people to provide further feedback. We encourage you to send your views in a format that we can collate and make publicly available in a supporting paper by the end of October 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download and view – Overview of gaming machine sector and community funding – PNZ Research paper
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