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Requirements for significant projectsLottery Significant Projects Fund Kaupapa Hiranga Tahua

The Lottery Significant Projects Fund provides grants for capital expenditure projects with a total cost of $3 million or more.

For this fund, capital expenditure means purchasing, creating or improving capital assets of regional or national significance provided for community purposes.

Grant requests to this fund must show that:

  • you already have at least one-third of the total costs of the project – refer to partnership funding for more information
  • the project will be managed by a suitably qualified person, with relevant skills and experience in managing projects of this size and scope
  • all resource consent requirements have been met (note that building consent approval is likely to be a condition for a grant for a project that requires a building consent).

Grant requests must also include:

  • a feasibility study and any other reports required for the project, such as a seismic assessment report or specialist reports for natural heritage, physical heritage or cultural heritage projects
  • a project plan and detailed timeline
  • a budget for the total project, showing both the anticipated income and expenditure, and evidence to support the cost of your project such as a quantity surveyor’s report, or a signed contract for the work, or three written quotes
  • concept drawings or floor plans
  • evidence of local government support
  • evidence of regional or national community support
  • for organisations that are not the landowner:
    • evidence of support for the project from the legal owner
    • proof that the public will have ongoing access.

PLUS, you need to make sure your organisation profile in our online system is up to date and meets the requirements for organisations requesting a grant and supporting document requirements for organisations

This includes ensuring we can access your current annual financial statements or performance report, either online or saved as supporting documents uploaded to your organisation profile. Annual financial statements or performance reports must be for a period ending no more than 6 months before the closing date for the round to be considered as a ‘current’ document.

Your request will not be considered if the information we need about your organisation has not been completed or updated on your profile at the time you request the grant.

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