Registration in the Register of Non-Profit Organisations is a prerequisite for receiving funds through the Grassroot allotment programme.
Players using services from Norsk Tipping, may decide that up to five percent of the stake is to go to a particular association or another non-profit organisation.
The player can only choose between those registered in the Register of Non-Profit Organisations. So registration in the Register of Non-Profit Organisations can provide new income for the association. If the association wants to participate in the Grassroot allotment programme, tick “Yes” in this field.
Note the following: If you tick “Yes” in this field, you confirm at the same time that your association is running an activity only at a local or regional level. Associations which are umbrella organisations for local associations cannot participate in the Grassroot allotment programme.
Associations that do not wish to participate in the Grassroot allotment programme, can be reserved by ticking “No” in this field.
In addition, in order to participate in the Grassroot allotment programme, the activity being conducted must be of a certain type. The limitations are mostly, but not exclusively, based on the categorisation registered with the Register of Non-Profit Registrations.
Associations with activity within at least one of the following categories, cannot participate in the Grassroot allotment programme:
1 – Education and Research
2 – Health
Organisations which run hospitals, psychiatric institutions, nursing homes or any kind of private health clinics.
3 – Housing and local community
Charities where the acitivity does not benefit private financial interests, can still participate.
4 – Political- and non-governmental organisations
Organisations which are political parties. However, political youth organisations can participate.
5 – Business and professional associations, trade unions
Exceptions apply to student organisations, which have the right to participate.
Cannot make use of paid advertising
Association receiving grassroot funds cannot use paid advertising to get players to give share to their association, cf. section 9, b of the Grassroot regulations. Nevertheless, everyone has the opportunity to publish in their own channels, stick up posters and distribute promotional cards and letters.
It is not allowed to establish an association only to get paid grassroot funds, see section 9, c of the Grassroot regulations. In such cases, this kind of association can be required to repay the grassroot shares.
The Grassroot allotment programme is managed by Norsk Tipping, which can provide you with more information about this arrangement.