Conflicts of Interest Policy

The purpose of this policy is to describe the Board’s process for the management of conflict of interest.
The Board’s Terms of Reference (point 33-35) also specify how the Board is required to manage conflicts of interest.

NZSL Board members required response to levels of conflict

Relationship with applicant Likely level of conflict Required response to level of conflict

Lead and/or representative of Applicant
You or your immediate family and/or partner benefits or directly disadvantaged by an Applicant if applicant is awarded funding

Very high

Declare your conflict of interest.

Provide Chair/Secretariat with details of the conflict.

Must not be involved and do not participate in discussion or voting in any way in this funding process.

Have you given advice on a NZSL Fund application?  High Provide Chair/Secretariat with details of the conflict. 

Involved in discussions but not decision-making or voting related to this funding.

Chair/Secretariat to determine appropriate mitigation.

Involved in background (e.g. staff or knowledge of; competing organisation  Medium Provide Chair/Secretariat with details of the conflict.

Involved in discussions and decision-making or voting related to this funding.

Chair/Secretariat to determine appropriate mitigation.

Stakeholder (e.g. member of same community organisation)  Low Provide Chair/Secretariat with details of the conflict.

Involved in discussions and decision-making or voting related to this funding.

Chair/Secretariat to determine appropriate mitigation.

No relationship  No conflict No action required.

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