Fundraising requirements for South Waikato Non Profit Community Organisations
There are some obligations to be undertaken if your group is considering fundraising by selling raffle tickets or goods in a public place. Please contact South Waikato District Council's helpful Customer Support staff who will advise and help you through any procedures that need to be met.
These are for non-profit organisations selling raffle tickets or holding cake stalls. Some commercial areas in the townships are classed as 'restricted' areas and you will need to gain a street stall permit (Application for Use of Public Place Form available by clicking on link here) if you are considering setting up a stall. Please contact Council's Customer Support staff who will discuss your request and check availability of the date (only two organisations on any one day may have a stall in the same town). If all is in order they will issue a permit (there is no charge for this). The shop owner outside whose premises the stall will be held plus shop owners either side will need to give their permission.
Stalls that benefit the person conducting the sales for personal profit, are not authorised.
Note: there are areas 'prohibited' from stalls or trading, generally around state highways. Please discuss with Customer Service Officers.
Raffles and lotteries with a prize over $500 need a licence from the Department of Internal Affairs, under the Gaming and Lotteries Act. Licence forms are available online on the Department of Internal Affairs website here. The form must be completed and then posted to DIA. Once approval is granted a stall permit will be required, as above.
In meeting criteria under the Food Act 2014, there is the capacity for exemption from registering under the Food Act. Permits are no longer required for temporary food sales, however Council requires notification of each operators' food sales – click here to find out more.Some commercial areas in the townships are classed as 'restricted' areas and you will need to gain a street stall permit (Application for Use of Public Place Form available by clicking here).
All enquiries and bookings for events, fairs and fundraisers to be held on public parks or reserves are to be made through Council's Parks and Reserve staff. They will advise if the park/grounds are available, if any current lessee approval is required, and advise on 'ground rules' for the venue. Click here to go through to the online booking service.