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COGS celebrates 30 years

Since 1986, community volunteers on 37 COGS local distribution committees have given their time and expertise to allocate grants to achieve local outcomes. After 30 years, the unique partnership between communities and government is celebrated in the 2016 COGS Profile.

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Learning from doing

The Community-Led Development Programme is accepting requests for partnerships – find out more about the programme and how we may help.


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Research by, with and for communities

Lottery Community Sector Research grants help organisations do research and evaluation projects with the communities, hapū or iwi they serve...

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Lottery Community is open

Ensure you’ve read What’s changed with Lottery Community 2016 before submitting your next Lottery Community request.

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