Health Promotion

It is important that we all work together to promote consistent messages to communities. The more our communities hear those messages, the more likely they are to act in a positive way.

Applications for the Safer Gambling Aotearoa Community Grant Fund 2022 are open from 9 am Monday 9 May 2022 to 5 pm Friday 3 June 2022. 

Information and updates about the Community Grant Fund can be found here and on the Safer Gambling Aotearoa website


Changes to the Community Grant Fund for 2022 

This year we have incorporated the feedback we received from the 2021 Community Grant Fund process and made some changes:

  • Moving the application period to earlier in the year. This gives you more time to create and plan your initiatives.
  • Simplifying the application process for applicants.
  • Introducing an opportunity for applicants to have a talanoa/kōrero session with our project team. The intention of this is to support applicants with the development of their grant applications, hear more about your initiatives and discuss how we can support you.
  • We have increased our budget pool and the grant amount you can apply for. This is to encourage new and innovative ideas that you can develop with your communities. However, it is still possible to apply for a smaller amount. 
    • Pool A: $2,000 - $3,000. Pool A is similar to the community grants available in the past. They are for one off events or initiatives (for example those aligned to GHAW). Pool A allows grants of up to $2,000 for individual services and up to $3,000 where multiple services are collaborating on an initiative.
    • Pool B: $5,000 - $10,000. Pool B is a new pool which aims to encourage and support innovative approaches to minimising gambling harm. These initiatives will ideally be community led and more substantial in nature (for example, not one off events). This may be linked to GHAW, but has to have a long-term element.
  • Anyone can apply for a grant – it is not limited to the PMGH sector.
  • Community Grants will be a distinct project from Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW). Your event may align with GHAW but there is no prerequisite to. 

What funding is available?

One off grants from $2,000-$3,000 and from $5,000-$10,000 for kaupapa that supports the prevention and minimisation of gambling harm.

The same service/organisation can apply for both pools of funding (Pool A and Pool B), but cannot apply more than once in each pool. The same service/organisation can be successful in both pools once, but the applications must be for different events/initiatives. 

Request a talanoa/kōrero session

This year we are introducing the opportunity to have a talanoa/kōrero session between you and our team. These sessions will run alongside the period when applications are open and are designed to help you complete your application form before you submit it. 

Request a talanoa/kōrero session and share with us your availability by sending us an email here:

We will follow up with you to set up a session time. Please request a session before you submit your application and before applications close (5 pm, Friday 3 June) to ensure you have enough time to submit your application form. Whether or not you have a talanoa/kōrero with us will not affect the outcome of your application.

Application forms

There are two different application forms for Pool A and Pool B funding. Please ensure you are completing the correct form. For more information about the Community Grant Fund and the application criteria, see the Application Information for Applicants document below.

Download application forms here:

Grant information for applicants

Pool A: Application form

Pool B: Application form

Please send your completed application form to by 5 pm Friday 3 June 2022.

Key Dates

Key Dates
Applications open Monday 9 May 2022
Talanoa sessions with Te Hiringa Hauora and applicants Monday 9 May 2022 - Friday 3 June 2022
Applications close 5 pm Friday 3 June 2022
Evaluation Panel assess applications From Tuesday 7 June 2022
Evaluation Panel hui and applicant kōrero Week of Monday 13 June 2022
Applicants notified of outcome From Monday 27 June 2022
If successful, a Letter of Grant will be sent to you via DocuSign for an authorised person to review and sign. From Monday 27 June 2022
Funding will be released once the Letter of Grant is signed and an invoice is received. From Friday 1 July 2022
After your initiative, we will send you an evaluation survey to complete. From Friday 1 July 2022

Need any help?

If you have any pātai or need any help during this process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are more than happy to help out and make this process as smooth as possible for you. You can get in touch with Hannah Pike, Kateni Sau and Sara Woodward at