Gaming Grants - Information & Dates

General Guidelines For The Use Of TAB NZ Net Proceeds

TAB NZ will mainly apply the net proceeds generated from its Class 4 Gaming Operation to its own Racing Authorised Purposes for the Promotion, Control and Conduct of a Race Meeting (as defined in the Racing Industry Act). TAB NZ has determined that at least 80% of its net proceeds shall be applied to the Racing Authorised Purposes.

TAB NZ will also distribute net proceeds to the communities of New Zealand, in accordance with its Sports Authorised Purpose, and has determined that up to 20% of its net proceeds shall be distributed under its Sports Authorised Purposes.

TAB NZ Net Proceeds Policies and Criteria

General Sports Funding Information

  • All funding is subject to the availability of funds and compliance with the Sports Authorised Purposes statement, and the eligibility and prioritisation policy for the distribution of class 4 net proceeds.
  • Retrospective applications will not be approved - all grants must be applied to specific and future purposes. Grant applications must be received by and processed before the actual event is held or the cost(s) incurred. TAB NZ recommends that applications be received at least six weeks prior to the event for our processing purposes. A valid application contains all the required documentation as outlined in the checklist in the grant application form.
  • The completion of a grant application form does not constitute approval of the request for funds or, if approved, does not mean that further payments to the same recipient or for the same purpose will be approved in the future.
  • The grant application form must be completed by the applicant only.
  • TAB NZ Gaming Grant Funding will NOT include a GST portion regardless of the applicant's registered GST status.
  • TAB operators cannot make any decisions or recommendations about applications and cannot action funding requests.

Applying for a Gaming Grant

TAB NZ encourages applicants to familiarise themselves with our ‘Distribution of net proceeds to Sports authorised purposes and Eligibility and Prioritisation Policy for Distribution of Class 4 Net Proceeds (above) prior to applying for gaming grant funding. 

Gaming applications are to be made through an online gaming grant system at

Please note: TAB New Zealand's ability to support racing and amateur sports organisations across New Zealand through Class 4 gaming funding is subject to the ability to generate these funds. Like many organisations, operational restrictions and store closures from Covid-19 have impacted our ability to generate these funds over the past year. While TAB New Zealand will continue to endeavour to return as much as possible, less funding than in previous years is currently available to support racing and sport organisations. We thank you for your understanding.

Net Proceeds Meeting Dates

All applications must be received by TAB NZ by 5pm on the final received dates outlined below in order for the application to be considered at the next Net Proceeds Committee Meeting. Applications not received by this date will be deferred until the next meeting.



29 November 2022 4 November 2022
16 February 2023 13 January 2023
13 April 2023 10 March 2023
31 May 2023 28 April 2023
13 July 2023 9 June 2023

Once applications close, we will assess your application and if we require additional information, we will contact you by email to request this.

If you fail to provide additional information at least 10 working days before the meeting date, this may result in your application not being considered, or being declined. TAB NZ takes no responsibility for incomplete and incorrect applications.


For further information regarding further information on our Net Proceeds, including our meeting dates, please contact our TAB NZ Gaming team on (04) 576 6999 or [email protected]

Further Information

Annual Review Of Grants Processes and Policies

TAB New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Racing Board) began Class 4 gaming operations on 8 August 2011, and is required to conduct an annual review of the current criteria, methods, systems and policies that have been implemented when considering the distribution of the net proceeds from Class 4 gambling. The review will conducted on or before each anniversary.

Responsible Gambling Information

Further information on TAB NZ’s Responsible Gambling process is available at

Complaints Process

All complaints must be made in writing and posted to:

Gaming Team
TAB New Zealand
P O Box 38899
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

All complaints received will be investigated by the appropriate General Manager and/or Chief Executive Officer and referred to the Board for prompt resolution (if required). If a satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved, independent mediation will be sought to resolve any outstanding issues. Alternatively, complaints can be made with the Department of Internal Affairs.

TAB NZ Previous Funding Information

Annual Gaming Distributions (2022)
October 2022 Distribution Notice - Aug 2021 - July 2022

Annual Gaming Distributions (2021)
October 2021 Distribution Notice - Aug 2020 - July 2021

Annual Gaming Distributions (2020)
October 2020 Distribution Notice - Aug 2019 - July 2020

Annual Gaming Distributions (2019)
October 2019 Distribution Notice - Aug 2018 - July 2019

Annual Gaming Distributions (2018)
October 2018 Distribution Notice – Aug 2017 – July 2018

Annual Gaming Distributions (2017)
October 2017 Distribution Notice – Aug 2016 – July 2017

Annual Gaming Distributions (2016)
Distribution Notice – Aug 2015 – July 2016

Annual Gaming Distributions (2015)
Distribution Notice – Aug 2014 – July 2015

Annual Gaming Distributions (2014)
Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2014

Annual Gaming Distributions (2013)
Distribution Notice – Aug to July 2013

Annual Gaming Distributions (2012)
Distribution Notice – August to July 2012