Helping New Zealand build strong communities


Lottery Community Committee outcomes

Below are the funding priorities for each of the following community committees:

National Community Committee
Auckland Community Committee
Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Community Committee
Canterbury/Kaikoura Community Committee
Hawke's Bay Community Committee
Manawatu/Whanganui Community Committee
Northland Community Committee
Otago/Southland Regional Community Committee
Taranaki Community Committee
Waikato Community Committee
Wellington/Wairarapa Community Committee
West Coast/Nelson-Marlborough Community Committee

National Community Committee

Social services, cultural diversity and community development are enhanced by:

  • increased collaboration between organisations, and reducing duplication of services
  • community needs being met through responsive community-led  services, projects and activities
  • communities being innovative and responding well to changing needs.

Lower priority is given if a request is:

  • from an organisation with significant reserves
  • for an art or sports programme that doesn't align with the Lottery Community outcomes.

Auckland Community Committee

  • Communities are collaborating and sharing resources
  • Families are supported and strengthened.
  • Young people are inspired, empowered and engaged.
  • Local people are empowered to contribute to their community.

Lower priority is given to requests from organisations that receive substantial government funding.

Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Community Committee

  • People are supported to reach their potential
  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations, and building whānau and hapū capability
  • People, communities and groups are working together to increase their capabilities and reach their aspirations
  • The wellbeing, safety and quality of life for individuals, whānau and communities is enhanced
  • Rurally and/or socially isolated are connected and engaged

Canterbury/Kaikoura Community Committee

  • Community connections are improved through a community-led development approach.
  • Older people have an enhanced quality of life.
  • The wellbeing of communities that were impacted by the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes is improved.
  • People in rural communities have access to services and an improved quality of life.

Lower priority is given to requests that are:

  • from organisations that receive significant government contract funding or are generally government funded
  • for activities that are the responsibility of a sports club
  • activities that take place at school, in school time, and are part of the New Zealand school curriculum.

Hawke's Bay Community Committee

  • The community has wider cultural diversity and improved wellbeing.
  • The local community uses innovative approaches to actively collaborate with others to provide effective and efficient services.

Manawatu/Whanganui Community Committee

  • People in the community have increased opportunities to connect with each other through locally-led activities.
  • Programmes, activities or projects focus on the strengths of participants, rather than fix problems, and are led by those who receive benefits from the programmes, activities or projects.
  • Increased collaboration (formally working together on a shared single goal) between the community organisation and/or members of the community.
  • Māori customs, language, and/or world-view are meaningfully integrated into the community sector and the delivery of services, particularly where the organisation operates with a kaupapa Māori.

Northland Community Committee

  • The social and physical wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of the community is improved.
  • Communities are encouraged to access opportunities that empower people to make positive changes to their lives.
  • Cultural identity is recognised, valued and shared.
  • Volunteers are recognised, valued and well supported.

Otago/Southland Regional Community Committee

  • People are engaged and involved in community life.
  • There is increased community collaboration between service providers within communities, and duplication of services is reduced.
  • Increased community ability to be innovative, resilient and responsive to change and opportunities
  • Positive contributions are made to the life, vibrancy and identity of communities to enhance enjoyment for all its members.
  • Rurally isolated communities have increased support.

Lower priority is given to requests from the following areas:

  • arts
  • sports
  • organisations that receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contract
  • organisations that only provide information and/or information is the main service provided

Taranaki Community Committee

People are independent, empowered and self-sufficient. This is demonstrated by:

  • secure futures for youth
  • social connections for older people
  • assistance for people with defined needs
  • cultural diversity
  • support for Maori, Pasifika, and Ethnic community-related projects.

Priority will be given to organisations that demonstrate collaboration, good governance and sound financial management; support for their volunteers and that clearly define their outcomes

Lower priority will be given to organisations that are substantially government funded or well resourced.

Waikato Community Committee

  • Communities have established collaborative relationships and partnerships to achieve similar goals.
  • Older people participate and contribute to families/whanau and communities.
  • Young people engage, participate and add value to their communities.
  • Volunteers are recognised and valued, receive training and are well supported.
  • Rural, isolated and vulnerable communities have access to quality services, infrastructure and technology.
  • The organisation seeks outcomes beyond the value of the grant itself.

Lower priority will be given to administration costs, events and topping-up existing government contracts.

Wellington/Wairarapa Community Committee

  • Vulnerable families and individuals are connected, resilient, self-sufficient and enjoy a good quality of life
  • Young people positively contribute to work and community
  • Communities are connected and respond to changing environments and identified need

Lower priority will be given to requests from:

  • organisations that receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contracts
  • organisations and activities that are not integrated into the local community
  • organisations that are sufficiently well resourced (more than 24 months of working capital, unless exceptional circumstances apply).

West Coast/Nelson-Marlborough Community Committee

  • Communities are engaged and achieving sustainable, positive outcomes
  • Rurally isolated communities have access to services
  • Communities affected by natural disasters are supported in their recovery

Lower priority will be given to:

  • organisations that receive significant government contract funding, or are generally government funded
  • activities that take place at school in school time and are part of the New Zealand school curriculum

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