Grassroots Trust Limited is authorised to operate gaming machines to raise money for the following authorised purpose:
- any charitable purpose;
- any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community.
The above authorised purpose includes (but are not limited to):
- the promotion and development of amateur rugby union football, within rugby provincial unions and clubs affiliated to the New Zealand Rugby Football Union Incorporated deemed to have subscribed to and be bound by the constitution and rules of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union Incorporated
- the promotion and development of any other amateur sport through direct support of amateur sporting bodies. Grants only issued to sports bodies which are formally established and/or legally constituted;
- promotion and development of community organisations which are established for charitable purposes or cultural purposes beneficial to the community or a section of it or any other purpose beneficial to the community or a section of it.