With more than 20 years history of raising funds for organisations New Zealand-wide, Pub Charity is a charitable trust committed to supporting Kiwi communities through funds raised in gaming machines in hotels and taverns.
Throughout our 20-year history, we have raised, through the support of Pub Charity venues, more than $350 million in donations for a wide range of community organisations including community groups, sports clubs and organisations, cultural groups, emergency services, youth and education, and health.
Central to our support for the community is our policy that we aim to distribute 95% of donation funds directly back into the communities where they were raised. This means that Pub Charity venues are directly supporting their local communities through the gaming machines they have in their venues.
At Pub Charity we recognise that our venues are central to everything we do – without our venues there would be no gaming machines and no community funding. In recognition of the importance of our venues, we put a lot of effort into the way we work with our venues and how we can support them. We have developed the phrase ‘Building your brand-not ours’ to reflect the way we work with our venues. We recognise that each venue is unique, and we want gaming to integrate with and complement our venues, supporting them to become more successful. This approach is underpinned by three central themes:
Where does the money raised from gaming machines go?
By law gaming trusts must return a minimum of 37.12% of gaming machine profits to the community. That's what the law says. At Pub Charity we endeavour to return more than this minimum. 32.1% of the money from gaming machines goes to the government in tax and duties. Approximately 16% goes to the business owners which, through business and employment, makes its way into the community. So, in effect around 85% of the profits goes into the community.
Please feel welcome to get in touch with us if you have any enquires or questions. We value your feedback and look forward to the opportunity to help your organisation. Please note: we do not accept Donation Applications submitted via this form.