Lion Foundation Grants

lion logoThe Lion Foundation have ownership of all gaming machines operated in Ashburton Trust owned premises which are;

  • Tinwald Tavern, 103-107 Archibald Street, Ashburton
  • Hotel Ashburton, 11-35 Racecourse Road, Ashburton 
  • Devon Tavern, 116-118 Victoria Street, Ashburton

The decision on which organisations are successful is still made by LOCAL people.  The Grants Distribution committee consists of the six elected Ashburton Trust Board members, the Mayor and two independently appointed Ashburton residents.  All monies generated through the gaming machines in the Ashburton Trust establishments are returned to Mid Canterbury based organisations.  Mid Canterbury is defined geographically (as opposed to Electoral boundaries) as Mountains to Sea and River (Hakatere) to River (Rangitata).  Download map HERE.


Closing Date for grants is August 16th, 2019

Lion Foundation Grants from our May 2019 meeting

The Ashburton Trust is pleased to announce jointly with the Lion Foundation, that it has again provided substantial support to local groups within the community with its May round of grants.  Funding for the grants comes from gaming machines operating in Ashburton Trust premises and $49,458 was distributed to 5 organisations with this round of applications.

Funds distributed from this meeting are as follows:

  • Age Concern Ashburton Inc.   $1,560     Weekly older persons exercise classes

  • Ashburton A & P Assn    $30,000    Tractor purchase

  •  Ashburton Toy Library  $9,193    Rent and insurance

  •  Olympia Gymnastics Sports Inc.    $705    Ballet Barre

  •  Staveley Hall Society Inc.   $8,000    Renewal of 3 power poles

Grants for the period from 1st April 2018 now total in excess of $1.5m, spread across a wide range of organisations supporting the community, sports, and education and health initiatives.

Ashburton Trust Lion Foundation Regional Grants Committee

Lion Foundation Net Proceeds Committee

  • All members of the ALT Board
  • Fleur Mulligan
  • Alister Lilley
  • Donna Favel (Mayor)

Next meeting is March 26th, 2019

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Physical Address: 

Level 2, Somerset House, Cnr East & Burnett Streets, Ashburton 7700

Postal Address:   PO Box 217, Ashburton 7740

Phone:   +64 3 307 5911

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