For the 2016/17 financial year Trust Aoraki Limited, formally South Canterbury Charities Limited, has distributed $1,664,999 into the local communities of Timaru, Temuka, Kurow, Otematata, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Fairlie, Makikihi, South Rakaia, North Canterbury & Christchurch.
An outstanding result for a relatively small organisation. The success is largely due to the hard work of running the gaming machines by the operators at the contributing sites:
- Old Bank Cafe & Bar in Timaru,
- Crown Hotel in Temuka,
- Otematata Lakes Hotel,
- Kurow Hotel,
- Top Hut, Twizel,
- Alvarados Mexican Cantina – Phillipstown, Christchurch,
- South Rakaia Hotel, Rakaia,
- Fairlie Hotel, Fairlie,
- Makikihi Hotel
- Lake Tekapo Tavern,
- Pineacres Tavern, Kaiapoi
- Copper Café & Bar, Timaru.
- Five Stags, Rangiora
Our motto is locals for locals, and having a board comprised of local people ensures we make informed decisions. Local committees assist the board with the grant process also.
The main issue for us is that we are the only organisation of our type that can say we are 100% local.
Our supporting gaming machine operators can proudly say that they are supporting the local community 100%.
We have strong support from the Department of Internal Affairs for our distribution process and our focus on local decisions made by locals.
Goods and Services Tax
The allocation of funds is made by Trust Aoraki Limited and is an unconditional gift. No portion is claimed by Trust Aoraki Limited as a deduction for Goods and Services Tax paid.
If an applicant is GST registered, only the GST exclusive amount can be funded (as GST is not a real cost to such organisations).