Grant Information & Dates

Guidelines For Net Proceeds 

The Racing Industry Transition Agency mainly applies 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 Act 2003). The Racing Transition Agency has determined that at least 80% of its net proceeds shall be applied to Racing Authorised Purposes.

The Racing Industry Transition Agency 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.

Guidelines of application by RITA of net proceeds to Racing authorised purposes

Distribution by RITA of net proceeds to Sports authorised purposes

Eligibility and Prioritisation Policy for Distribution of Class 4 Net Proceeds

By the Numbers

Funding Information

All funding is subject to 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. That is, grant applications must be received by and processed before the actual event is held or cost(s) incurred. It is recommended 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 contained within the grant application form.

The completion of an 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.

If an applicant is GST registered, only the GST exclusive amount can be funded (as GST is not a real cost to the organisations).

TAB operators cannot make any decisions or recommendations about applications and cannot receive completed Grant Application forms. These must be forwarded directly to us by mail to:

By Mail

By Courier

Attention: Gaming Grants Team

Racing Industry Transition Agency

P O Box 38899

Wellington Mail Centre

Lower Hutt 5045

Attention: Gaming Grants Team

Racing Industry Transition Agency

106-110 Jackson Street



Please note:

  • Photocopied, faxed or scanned copies of applications will not be accepted

  • Grant Application Forms downloaded from this website will be accepted

Download and/or print a RITA Gaming Grant Application Form Here → Print a Grant Application form

Alternatively, collect an Application Form from any TAB Board Venue with Class 4 Gaming → RITA Class 4 Venues


Annual Review Of Grants Process

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (formerly NZRB) commenced 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.

Net Proceeds Meeting Dates

All applications must be received by the Racing Industry Transition Agency by 5pm on the final received date 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.

2019/20 Net Proceed Meeting Dates:



3 December 2019

1 November 2019

20 February 2020

17 January 2020

23 March 2020

21 February 2020

27 May 2020

24 April 2020

For further information regarding Net Proceeds Meeting dates, please contact the RITA Gaming team on (04) 576 6999.* All other application close 5pm on the 'Final Received Date'. Applications that are received after the 'Final Received Date' are unlikely to be considered for the meeting, and automatically placed into the next scheduled meeting. Photocopied, scanned or faxed applications will not be accepted. It is recommended that all original documentation be couriered if it has not been mailed at least one week prior to the 'Final Received Date'.

Complaints Process

All complaints must be made in writing and posted to:

Gaming Team
Racing Industry Transition Agency
P O Box 38899
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

All complaints received will be investigated by the Head of Retail and Gaming 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.


Yearly Distribution 2019
October 2019 Distribution Notice - Aug - July 2019

Yearly Distribution 2018
October 2018 Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2018

Yearly Distribution 2017
October 2017 Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2017

Yearly Distribution 2016
NZRB Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2016

Yearly Distribution 2015
NZRB Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2015

Yearly Distribution 2014
NZRB Distribution Notice – Aug – July 2014

Yearly Distribution 2013
NZRB Distribution Notice – Aug to July 2013

Yearly Distribution 2012
NZRB Distribution Notice – August to July 2012