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What are the priorities for Lottery Community Facilities funding?

Grant decisions are made by the Lottery Community Facilities Committee. Grant requests should show how your project:

  • is community-led and well supported by your community
  • will meet a community need
  • is the right size for your community
  • will provide new opportunities for people to be involved with and connected with the community, especially:
    • rural and isolated communities
    • disadvantaged groups
    • people who can’t easily access similar or suitable community facilities.

Project feasibility studies

Funding requests for projects with a total cost of $250,000 or more must generally provide a study showing whether the project is feasible or not. 

A feasibility study may not be required if the project does not require any consents, permits, or is straightforward or the project has progressed to a point where a feasibility study would not add any value.

Please talk to an Advisor to find out whether or not a feasibility study is required for your project. You can contact an Advisor by calling 0800 824 824 (Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM). 

Important dates for the Lottery Community Facilities Fund

The next important dates for the Lottery Community Facilities fund are linked below:

What are the outcomes for Lottery Community Facilities grants?

Organisations receiving grants are expected to show how their community facility will help the community and:

  • increase the community’s strength and its ability to look after its own needs and achieve more
  • provide opportunities for people to join in social, recreational, civil or cultural activities
  • reduce or overcome barriers that prevent people taking part in those activities.

New or improved community facilities should help communities to achieve their outcomes, including:

  • providing more or better access to existing community services
  • creating more services, or making a bigger range of services available
  • improving the ability to respond to community needs
  • improving community links and networks.