Helping New Zealand build strong communities

What we do not fund Lottery Community Sector ResearchTe Tahua Rangahau mo ngā Hapori

Lottery grants may not be used for any of the following activities:

  • projects intended to make profits or gain for a person or organisation, unless any profit or gain is incidental (not the project’s main purpose)
  • commercial, political and/or religious activities, including employment and/or business projects, commercial businesses, political advocacy or projects that seek to change legislation
  • fundraising activities and projects for raising funds, or for training or employing fundraisers
  • repaying or servicing debt
  • refinancing loans, deposits or underwriting projects
  • projects that pass on funding to others
  • overseas aid or disaster relief
  • services for alcohol and drug treatment, education and support
  • medical expenses, operations, treatments or projects to buy major items of health equipment
  • capital investments or trust funds
  • projects that have been finished or costs that arose before the closing date for funding requests.

The Committee does not fund research or evaluation projects that:

  • have not come from community organisations, or from communities, hapū or iwi
  • do not follow good practice or ethical guidelines for research or evaluation projects
  • will not benefit New Zealand communities
  • will not make their findings public (unless there are special circumstances)
  • pay for private courses of study or projects that are part of an educational qualification.

What we fund

Research and evaluation project requirements