The grassroot allotment programme

Last updated: 30 December 2016 .

Players participating in games through Norsk Tipping can give parts of the stake to a club or association.

Registration in the Register of Non-Profit Organizations is a prerequisite for receiving funds through the grassroot allotment programme.

First, you have to make sure that your club or association is registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities before applying for registration in the Register of Non-Profit Organizations. It is possible to do both kinds of registration at the same time.


Who can participate in the grassroot allotment programme?

Only entities with activity locally or regionally can participate in the grassroot allotment programme. Thus, associations which are umbrella organizations for local entities or entities with activity covering the entire country cannot participate. In addition, the activity must be of a certain type. The limitations are for the most part, but not exclusively, based on the category registered in the Register of Non-Profit Organizations.

 

Which categories give the right to participate?

Organizations with activity within at least one of these categories can participate in the grassroot allotment programme:

  • 1 – Culture and recreation
  • 4 – Social services
  • 5 – Nature and environmental conservation
  • 8 –  Foundations and promoting volunteerism
  • 9 –  International organizations
  • 10 – Religion
  • 12 – Not elsewhere classified
  • 13 – Children and youth organizations
  • 14 – Diversity and inclusion

Being registered in at least one of these categories gives the right to participate in the grassroot allotment programme. If the entity is registered in one or more categories which cannot participate in the programme, this is of no significance.

Which categories give conditional right or no right to participate?
  • 2 – Education and Research

Organizations whose activity is solely within the main category education and research cannot participate in the grassroot allotment programme.

  • 3 – Health

Can participate in the programme, but not organizations which run hospitals, psychiatric institutions, nursing homes or any kind of private health clinics.

  • 6 – Housing and local community

Cannot participate in the programme. There is an exception for residents’ associations which are allowed to participate.

  •  7 – Political- and Non-governmental organizations(NGO)

Can participate in the programme, but not organizations which are political parties. However, political youth organizations can participate.

  • 11 – Business and professional associations, unions

Cannot participate in the programme. There is an exception for student organizations, which can participate.

There are other limitations to the participation in the grassroot allotment programme. These are available in the grassroot regulations.

Required account number

If your club or association is going to participate in the grassroot allotment programme, you have to state the entity’s account number in the form Coordinated register notification.
If the account number is incorrect, resulting in the payment from Norsk Tipping failing, your club or association will lose its right to receive accrued funds.
The association’s account number can be registered in the Register of Non-Profit Organizations. This makes it easier for the ones who need the number, for instance a contributor, to find the number.

The grassroot allotment programme is administered by Norsk Tipping

You can read more about this arrangement in the website of Norsk Tipping.