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What are the individual Lottery Community Committee priorities?

The Lottery Community Committees have individual regional priorities:

Lottery Community Commitee 2019/20 Lottery Community Committee Priorities
  • Māori communities have strong connections, are living well and supporting themselves and others to succeed.
  • Pasifika communities are connected and empowered to support young people, elders and families/fanau.
  • Families are supported and strengthened with a focus on reducing child poverty.
  • Young people are inspired to increase their confidence and achieve aspirations.
  • Local people are empowered to create positive change in their neighbourhoods.
Bay of Plenty / Gisborne
  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations, and building whānau and hapū capability.
  • All people, communities and groups are working together to increase their capabilities and reach their potential.
  • The wellbeing, safety and quality of life for individuals, whānau, communities and care for the environment is enhanced.
  • The rurally and /or socially isolated are connected and engaged.
 Canterbury / Kaikoura
  • Community connections are improved through a community-led development approach.
  • The wellbeing of communities that have been impacted by a significant adverse event is improved.
  • Older people have an enhanced quality of life.
  • People in rural communities have access to services and an improved quality of life.
  • Lower priority is given to grant requests from organisations that receive significant government contract funding or are generally government funded.
  • Lower priority is given to grant requests for activities that take place at school, in school time, and are part of the New Zealand school curriculum.
Hawkes Bay
  • The community has wider cultural diversity and improved wellbeing. Priority will be given to requests (with examples) that clearly demonstrate this outcome.
  • The local community uses innovative approaches and actively collaborates with others to provide effective and efficient services. Groups requesting funding should provide evidence (with examples) that their services and programmes align with this outcome.  
Manawatu / Whanganui
  • People in the community have increased opportunities to connect with each other through locally-led activities.
  • Programmes, activities or projects focus on the strengths of participants, rather than fix problems, and are led by those who receive benefits from the programmes, activities or projects.
  • Increased collaboration (formally working together on a shared single goal) between the community organisation and/or members of the community.
  • Māori customs, language, and/or world-view are meaningfully integrated into the community sector and the delivery of services, particularly where the organisation operates with a kaupapa Māori.
  •  Lottery National Community Committee supports activities that promote participation and inclusion, and contribute to resilient and culturally diverse communities. It prioritises requests with outcomes that evidence an enhancement of community-wellbeing, community development and social service delivery through: 
    • preventative and proactive programmes, services and activities;
    • a reduction in the duplication of services through collaboration with other organisations, including the sharing of resources;
    • a meaningful Tikanga Māori bicultural approach, within a multicultural environment, based on mana/respect for all peoples;
    • community-led activities and innovative, strengths-based approaches which acknowledge and evidence the changing needs of their individual communities.
  • Lower priority is given if a request is:
    • from an organisation with significant reserves;
    • for a specific health, disability, education, sports or arts programme that doesn't align with the Lottery Community committee priorities.
  • The social and physical wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of the community is improved.
  • Communities are encouraged to access opportunities that empower people to make positive changes to their lives.
  • Cultural identity is recognised, valued and shared.
  • Volunteers are recognised, valued and well supported.
 Otago / Southland
  • People are engaged and involved in community life. 
  • There is increased community collaboration between service providers within communities, and duplication of services is reduced.
  • Increased community ability to be innovative, resilient and responsive to change and opportunities.
  • Positive contributions are made to the life, vibrancy and identity of communities to enhance enjoyment for all its members.
  • Rurally isolated communities have increased support.
  • Lower priority is given to requests from the following areas:
    • arts;
    • sports;
    • organisations that receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contract;
    • organisations that only provide information or whose main service is information.
  • Children and young people’s activities are supported.
  • People with defined needs are engaged and socially connected.
  • Assistance for those in need.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • Priority is given to organisations that demonstrate collaboration, good governance and sound financial management, support for their volunteers and that clearly define their outcomes.
  • Increased family and whānau resilience - People have the skills, support and networks that they need to achieve and maintain wellbeing. We recognise the importance of wider familial networks in supporting the resilience and wellbeing of individuals.
  • Rural and isolated communities are engaged and able to determine their own futures -  Rural, socially isolated and vulnerable communities are connected and have access to quality services, infrastructure and support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
  • Young people and older people have increased participation, ownership and are included - Young people and older people are actively given opportunities to participate in the wider community and have equal access to services and opportunities. Young people and older people are supported in increasing confidence and skills and are given the opportunities to contribute back to society.
  • Increased community capability, capacity and self-determination - Communities have the skills, leaders and capabilities needed to drive and sustain positive local change, determine their own solutions and achieve their aspirations. Organisations who are vital in driving these changes are doing so utilising a community led development approach and are harnessing the talent of local leaders and networks. Volunteer in particular are given opportunities to lead, develop, grow and be recognised for their contributions.
  • Enhanced cultural vibrancy - Cultural vibrancy and cross cultural connectedness is enhanced, through recognising and celebrating the diversity of our community where heritage and history is preserved and cultural identity strengthened.
  • Lower Priority will be given to the following requests:

    • topping up existing government contracts;
    • activities that take place at a school/early childhood education setting and are part of the New Zealand Education curriculum;
    • organisations with poor governance practices;
    • arts, health, education, sports and events.
Wellington/ Wairarapa
  • Support will be given to social service providers that are collaborative and contribute to the following outcomes in their community:
    • children and young people are happy, empowered, inspired and engaged;
    • vulnerable people are connected and thriving.
  • Lower priority will be given to:
    • organisations that currently receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contracts;
    • organisations and activities that are not integrated into the local community;
    • organisations who are sufficiently well resourced (more than 24 months of working capital, unless exceptional circumstances apply);
    • requests for events;
    • organisations who do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership  (e.g. Educational, Arts, Sports).
West Coast / Nelson / Marlborough 
  • Communities are engaged and achieving sustainable, positive outcomes with a focus on community wellbeing.
  • Rurally isolated communities have access to services
  • Communities affected by natural disasters are supported in their recovery.
  • Lower priority is given to organisations that receive significant government contract funding, or are generally government funded
  • Lower priority is given to activities that take place at school in school time and are part of the New Zealand school curriculum