Dragon Community Trust may make grants for authorised purposes as follows:
- any charitable purpose;
- any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community; and
- promoting, controlling, and conducting race meetings under the Racing Act 2003, including the payment of stakes.
The above authorised purpose includes:
- providing public amenities and recreational facilities, e.g. rugby grandstands, sports centres, national parks, public halls, libraries, museums, statues, fountains, playing fields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, parks, churches, and botanical gardens;
- sport in connection with particular schools, technical colleges, or universities;
- amateur sport which involves the pursuit of physical fitness;
- providing education through early childhood centres, schools and universities;
- providing scholarships and prizes for academic achievement;
- developing the character of young people, e.g. youth groups;
- vocational training;
- public health services including education, counselling and rehabilitation services;
- providing public works and services, e.g. building roads and bridges;
- protecting the environment, e.g. re-vegetation, afforestation, and conservation;
- supporting emergency rescue services; and
- supporting animal shelters or sanctuaries.
Grants will not be made for:
- personal or commercial gain;
- professional sport;
- "social" sports clubs (such as corporate leagues);
- groups or individuals standing for an election to public office;
- lobby groups or action/pressure groups (e.g. Greenpeace, or Sensible Sentencing Trust); or
- social events, e.g. school balls, family reunions, entertainment in pubs or clubs, sporting trips for supporters or spectators, or after match functions for sporting groups.
The Dragon Community Trust shall give priority to funding applications which support the local Asian Community.