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$4.067M Distributed in July 2013 Donations

MEDIA RELEASE

8 August 2013

$4.067M Distributed in July 2013 Donations

Martin Cheer, CEO of PUB CHARITY announced today “KidsCan Charitable Trust and Diabetes NZ both contribute to the economic, social and cultural growth of New Zealand communities in their own way, and each have been awarded a significant donation this month. Every month, except December, Pub Charity donations are awarded to organisations in communities throughout New Zealand. Pub Charity has distributed 2,935 donations amounting to 19,563 Million so far this financial YTD.”

Julie Chapman CEO & Founder of KidsCan says, “We are absolutely thrilled to be a recipient of Pub Charity funding. It will certainly make a tangible difference to the lives of many of the children we support, by providing the basics they need to succeed at school.”

Joe Asghar CEO Diabetes NZ says, “Diabetes NZ is thrilled by the grant awarded to us by Pub Charity – it goes a long way in helping us support the over one million Kiwis living with diabetes or pre-diabetes in communities around the country (over 225,000 people have diabetes and an estimated 750,000 have pre-diabetes). This award is especially important as it will go towards running new and ground-breaking projects that we expect to significantly improve support and information services available to people affected by diabetes at a local level.”

“Charity gaming grants support thousands of community groups quite independently of any political influences of what is deemed important for communities. That’s an incredibly important thing for all of us to value.”

Significant donations awarded this month include:

ApplicantPurposeAmount
Kidscan Charitable TrustPoverty relief program provisions$1,000,000.00
Diabetes NZ IncDiabetes awareness program$508,458.00
NZ International Festival of the ArtsFestival costs$150,000.00
Spirit of Adventure TrustSurvey and gear replacement$150,000.00
Waipuna Hospice IncSalaries$79,000.00
Marlborough Civic Theatre TrustTheatrical services$75,000.00

Sectors of the Community where funds have been distributed this month and year to date:

Pub Charity supports communities all over New Zealand, limited only by local council gambling policies and gambling legislation. National through to grass root level and local organisations are able to reach their objectives and benefit the people they serve through a simple, transparent, efficient, timely, non-political and independent funding process making Pub Charity a funder of choice for many organisations. Thanks to our venue operators, Pub Charity is able to make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes by returning millions of dollars back to communities where we operate.


Community groups interested in learning more about Pub Charity can visit www.pubcharity.org.nz or pick up an application for a donation form from their local Pub Charity venue. Complete the form and send it, together with the required documents, to Pub Charity, PO Box 27 009, Wellington so it reaches us by Aug 6, 5pm to be included in our Aug 2013 round or Sept 3, 5pm to be included in our September 2013 round.

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Notes to Editors:

• Pub Charity distributes donations monthly (except December). The detailed list of donations awarded this month is attached, subtotalled by Local Authority Regions.

• Pub Charity financial year ends 30 September.

• Annual deductions for the year end 30 September 2012 to Government included: Tax and Duty $27M; Problem Gambling Levy paid to the Health Department $1.2M; Department of Internal Affairs Compliance costs $1.7M

• Further information about Pub Charity is available on www.pubcharity.org.nz

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