- Lottery grants
- Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund
- Community Facilities
- Community Sector Research
- Health Research
- Individuals with Disabilities
- Marae Heritage and Facilities
- Minister's Discretionary Fund
- Outdoor Safety
- Significant Projects
- Environment and
In preparation for the proposed changes to the Building Act 2004, which incorporates a national policy for around managing the risks presented by earthquake prone buildings, the following Lottery committees (Lottery Environment and Heritage, Lottery Community Facilities and Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities) may fund both seismic assessment reports and earthquake strengthening work.
Funding may be available for earthquake strengthening projects for community and/or heritage buildings; however Committees will not fund earthquake strengthening of buildings or structures which are privately or commercially owned.
Seismic assessment reports
Initial seismic assessments will be carried out by a Territorial Authority. However, if a building is found to be less than 34% of the new building standard, owners will be required to undertake a detailed seismic assessment report of the work that needs to be done to bring the building up to the required standard. Grant requests for undertaking detailed seismic assessment reports may be considered.
When applying, you should note that the detailed seismic assessment report must be carried out by a qualified and experienced engineer. The assessor should be a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), and should have had prior experience of assessing for seismic capacity. If the building is a heritage building the assessor should also have previous experience of this type of assessment of heritage buildings.
Earthquake strengthening projects
The Committees may consider applications for projects which are seeking funding to undertake earthquake strengthening work on buildings, structures or monuments. When making a decision on funding the Committee’s will be considering the following points:
- if the work required is to undertake remedial work for critical weakness within shortened timeframes;
- if the building/structure is of strategic importance; and/or
- failure to strengthen the building/structure will impact on public safety.
You may wish to address these points when making your request.
Requests for earthquake strengthening projects, you must provide a detailed seismic assessment report for your project. This is in addition to other documentation required. Details of the supporting documentation requirements for each committee can be found here:
- Lottery Environment and Heritage
- Lottery Community Facilities
- Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities
- Lottery Significant Projects
Before requesting a grant
Before requesting a grant you are encouraged to speak with a Community Advisor to ensure that your project fits with Lottery funding criteria. For further advice or wish to speak with a Community Advisor you can contact them on 0800 824 824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.