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What we do not fundLottery Significant Projects Fund Kaupapa Hiranga Tahua

Lottery grants may not be used for any of these activities:

  • projects intended to make profits or gain for a person or organisation, unless any profit or gain is incidental, i.e. 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.

Lottery Significant Projects Fund does not fund:

  • projects that are not for community purposes or will not provide a public benefit
  • purchases of land
  • requests from individuals
  • requests for assets that anticipate ongoing support from the Lottery Grants Board
  • requests for feasibility studies, conservation plans or seismic assessment reports (these may be funded by other Lottery committees).

Expressions of Interest

Requirements for the Lottery Significant Projects Fund

All of our grant funding