Prior to lodging an application for a grant, it is recommended that all applicants read the Air Rescue Services Ltd Authorised Purpose information, and Donation Conditions and Guidelines to ensure eligibility for an Air Rescue Services Ltd grant.
Air Rescue Services Ltd Authorised Purpose
To assist in the provision and development of rescue and medical equipment operated by the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust. Includes, but not limited to, the provision of winch training and helicopter expenses.
Donations to bona fide charitable, educational, sport, cultural and community organisations within the local community. Excludes payments to professional sports people
Donation Conditions and Guidelines
All applications for funding must be submitted on the approved Air Rescue Services Ltd Grant Application Form (.pdf Format; 538Kb), and must comply with the company's Authorised Purpose.
Grant Applications must be forwarded directly to Air Rescue Services Ltd at PO Box 20326, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543. Grant applications must not be forwarded through member venues or venue operators.
Grant payments will be made directly to the recipient's bank account.
It is a condition that any allocation of funds must be applied by the recipient to the specific purpose stated on the application form, and for no other purpose whatsoever. Acceptance of the payment will be deemed to confirm that the allocation has or will be applied accordingly.
Grant recipients will be required to submit supplier invoices/receipts, and such other information as may be required by Air Rescue Services Ltd, to confirm the approved expenditure of allocated grant funding.
Grants payments will not be made retrospectively.
There must be no personal or commercial gain or benefit resulting from an Air Rescue Services Ltd grant. Grant applications which may result in personal or commercial gain will not be considered.
Air Rescue Services Ltd's records, and those of its grant funding recipients, are liable to inspection by the Department of Internal Affairs, and are subject to audit. All grant applications must contain a signed 'Consent to Audit'.
Air Rescue Services Ltd will review and consider all applications for grant funding, however is not obliged to meet all funding requests. Decisions on funding allocations are made at the complete discretion of Air Rescue Services Ltd's Grants Committee.
Venue operators and venue staff are not involved in the grants process.
For a list of other rules about grant applications, please refer to Air Rescue Services Ltd's Grant Application Form (.pdf Format; 538Kb)
Grant Application Form
The Air Rescue Services Ltd Grant Application Form can be downloaded in printer friendly pdf format by Clicking Here (538Kb)
The Air Rescue Services Ltd Accountability Report can be downloaded in printer friendly pdf format by Clicking Here (92Kb)
Grant Application Forms are also available from the gaming area of Air Rescue Services Ltd's Member Venues, or by contacting us directly.
Completed grant applications must be mailed directly to Air Rescue Services Ltd at PO Box 20326, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543. Air Rescue Services Ltd will not accept faxed or electronically submitted grant applications, and it is an offence against the Gambling Act 2003 to submit grant applications through venues or venue operators.
Grant Applications received by Air Rescue Services Ltd will first be checked for eligibility and to ensure that all necessary information has been provided. If an application is found to be incomplete, the society will be contacted and requested to provide such information as is considered necessary.
Applications which are found to be ineligible will be returned to the applicant society with a notice in writing.
The Air Rescue Services Ltd Grants Committee meets around the 20th of each month to discuss and consider all grant applications received. Applications close 5 days prior to each meeting, and any received after this time will be presented for consideration at the following meeting.
Air Rescue Services Ltd strongly recommends that funding applications be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the planned expenditure. Air Rescue Services Ltd will not approve applications whereby the expenditure has already taken place.
All decisions on funding allocation will be notified in writing within 5 working days of the Directors/Grants Committee meeting. Grant payments will be made directly to the recipient's bank account by direct credit.
Societies whose funding applications are declined by the Air Rescue Services Ltd Directors/Grants Committee will be notified in writing within 5 working days of the decision.
Availability of Net Proceeds
Air Rescue Services Ltd makes available the net proceeds from gaming activity at its member venues at intervals of not more than 6 weeks.
The results are published quarterly on this website (see Grant Distributions), and annually in the Christchurch Press and Christchurch Star.
If you have an enquiry, or wish to make a complaint about the grant distribution process, please submit this in writing via our contact page, fax to (03) 354 4068 or by writing to PO Box 20326, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543.
Complaints will be assessed by the General Manager and referred to the Directors for prompt resolution. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved by discussion between the parties, independent mediation will be sought to resolve any outstanding issues.