Guarantees Against Loss (GALs) support events by providing security for organisers against not meeting budgeted ticket sales but are not intended to be a form of long-term and/or ongoing funding.
GAL funding is restricted to a maximum of 15-25% of total budgeted ticket sales and the maximum funding for a GAL is $100,000.
Apply: Anytime - but you will need to make your application up to 6 weeks prior to your event
If you have any questions about our GALs ring 0800 500 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-profit organisations that are a legal entity and operating in our area can apply, including;
(Registration with Charities Services does not mean your organisation is a legal entity)
The following organisations can't apply:
You can apply for up to $2,000 and you will need to have a set of rules, minutes of meetings and have a bank account in your group’s name.
Otherwise you will need to work with a Funding Partner to apply – contact us to talk about your options.
Seeding and establishment of new community events
Providing security against not meeting budgeted ticket sales
Applications are made online. If you haven’t applied before you need to register by providing your name, organisation and email address as well as creating a password – it only takes a moment.
Once registered you can log in at any time to start an application or to access it again later, so you can work on it over time. To help you prepare you can also download the application form so you can see the questions we ask.
We carry out an initial review of your application to make sure you can apply.
Our staff then review and assess your application to help trustees to make an informed decision. Often we will contact you to ask further questions about your project or application.
We aim to treat and assess all applications fairly, based on their individual merits, in the context of other grants being considered and funding available.
Our trustees make the final decisions on all applications.
It takes up to 6 weeks for a decision.
It takes up to 8 weeks for a decision.
The contact person in your application will receive an email letting them know our decision and if your application is successful, the email will outline the amount approved and any funding conditions.
Read our Managing Your Funding for more information.