Helping New Zealand build strong communities

COGS dates are changing

Dates for the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) are changing. The 2014 COGS funding round will open on Wednesday 26 March 2014 and close on Wednesday 14 May 2014.

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COGS Committee Election 2014

A great opportunity for community volunteers young and not so young to make a vital contribution to your local community.

Nominations for candidates

Digital literacy set as a priority

At the Lottery Grants Board meeting in July 2013, the Board agreed that digital literacy be set as a priority across all relevant distribution committees.

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Lottery Significant Projects Fund

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne has announced the names of the successful applicants to the Lottery Significant Projects Fund.

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Southern Otago, funded by the Lottery Significant Projects fund