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Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund

The Lottery Grants Board has made an additional $2.71million commitment to the special fund has been set up to help those in the Hurunui, Kaikoura or Marlborough districts affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14 November 2016 and the aftershocks. The new allocation boosts the total Lottery grants commitment available to $5.41million. The additional funds were made available from 31 March 2017.

The fund is for grants to organisations helping to improve the wellbeing of people living in the affected communities.

The new funding is in addition to the profit from the special-purpose Lotto draw on 10 December 2016, which raised $2.7 million to help meet the immediate and short-term needs of communities, hapū and iwi. Details about the grants invested in communities since January 2017 by the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund sub-committee are listed below

There is no closing date for this Fund. It will remain open until the total amount available has been allocated.

Funding for outcomes

A sub-committee of the Lottery Canterbury/Kaikoura Community Committee was set up to allocate the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund. Its funding priorities are:

  • the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living within the affected areas
  • capital works up to $30,000 required for wellbeing and health and safety. 

Requests for grants are more likely to be funded if the benefits or outcomes for people in the affected communities, hapū or iwi are clearly shown. Follow this link for more information on the Lottery Grants Board’s approach to funding for outcomes.

Who may request grants

Only not-for-profit organisations providing earthquake relief activities and services to people in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts may request grants from this fund.

For this fund only:

  • organisations that are not legal entities may request grants of more than $10,000
  • there is no limit to the number of grant requests an organisation can make. (This includes organisations that have received a lottery grant since July 2016, as the usual restriction of only one lottery grant per year does not apply to this fund)
  • organisations requesting grants do not need to provide their most recent annual accounts, financial statements or performance report
  • a separate budget is not required. In response to the first question on the request form, organisations need to show how it will use the grant requested.

Organisations requesting grants will need to show:

  • what you want funding for, including how you intend to use the amount requested to support earthquake relief activities
  • the immediate community needs you propose to meet
  • how you will address these needs
  • what benefits or outcomes will result from your activities or services
  • how you will know that you’ve achieved these benefits or outcomes
  • the total amount you are requesting.

What we will not fund

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 subcommittee will not fund:

  • multi-year grant requests
  • individuals
  • research, including: large scale research plans, feasibility studies for capital projects and health research
  • capital works over $30,000, including project management fees
  • purchase of food for food banks
  • alcohol and similar substances, for example kava
  • requests that fit the priorities for the Lottery Minister’s Discretionary Fund, which include:
    • volunteer fire-fighting services, 
    • overseas travel,
    • animal welfare, and
    • financial and governance training.

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