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What are the individual Lottery Community Committee priorities?

 The Lottery Community Committees have individual regional priorities:

Lottery Community Commitee 2022/23 Lottery Community Committee Priorities
Auckland
  • 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.
  • Local groups are strengthened to deliver community-led solutions to support the welfare and resilience of diverse local communities.
  • Lower priority will be given to organisations that are receiving government funding and are unable to demonstrate community need and benefits over and above their contracts.
Bay of Plenty / Gisborne
  • Community resilience is supported through recovery from significant events.
  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations, and building whānau and hapū capability.
  • Individuals, communities and organisations work together using innovative, collaborative and strength-based approaches to increase capabilities and reach their potential.
  • The wellbeing, safety and quality of life for individuals, whānau, hapū, communities and the vulnerable is strengthened.
  • Rural and social isolation is minimised through activities that increase connection, engagement and participation.
  • Kaitiakitanga and care for the environment is enhanced.
 Canterbury / Kaikoura
  • Priority is given to groups that are contributing to the following outcomes in their community:

    • Māori are achieving their aspirations, and building capability across their whanau, hapū, iwi
    • Pasifika and Ethnic Communities are achieving their aspirations, and building capability across their community/communities
    • Community-led and/or collaborative projects that are responding to identified community needs
    • Vulnerable and disadvantaged people are achieving a higher quality of life
    • Wellbeing and social connectedness within communities is enhanced
  • Lower priority will be given to requests from:
    • organisations for programmes/activities that are primarily Government funded
    • schools where the projects or activities are clearly the school's responsibility or are part of the NZ curriculum
    • organisations that are financially well resourced
    • organisations that do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership (e.g. Educational, Arts, Sports).
Hawke's Bay
  • The Committee will give funding priority to organisations which provide evidence that they:
    • Engage effectively with Māori to build whānau and hapū capability.
    • Collaborate with others to provide effective services and reduce duplication of effort and resources.
    • Empower and increase the resilience of young and older people to enable them to participate fully in their community.
    • Improve access to and deliver effective services to rural and isolated communities.
    • Innovate to create new initiatives or deliver services that complement services for which they are funded by the government.
Manawatu / Whanganui
  • The Manawatu-Whanganui Committee will prioritise requests with outcomes which can demonstrate a contribution towards:
    • Connecting all people, communities, groups, hapū and iwi enabling them to thrive.
    • People within communities working together to achieve shared community aspirations
  • A request will be considered lower priority if:
    • Organisations mahi that appear to not be connected in community.
    • Organisations who do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership.
    • Organisations that currently receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contracts.
National 
  • Lottery National Community Committee supports activities that encourage rerekē mō te pai (change for the better), te tipu toitū (sustainable growth)  and te kotahitanga i roto i te kanorautanga (unity in diversity). 
  • Our priorities are activities that contribute towards, but are not limited to:

    • Maori achieving their aspirations.
    • Pasifika and ethnic communities thriving.
    • The wellbeing of diverse communities.
  • Preference will be given to requests showing:
    • Innovation, collaboration, inclusion and impact.
    • Community-led development, strength based and/or preventative services and activities.
  •  Lower priority is given to requests from:
    • Organisations with significant reserves.
    • Specific health, disability, education, sports or arts programmes that don’t align with the Lottery Community Committee priorities.
Northland
  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations, and building whānau and hapū capability.
  • All people, communities and groups within Tai Tokerau are supported to increase their capabilities, to unlock their potential and to achieve their goals.
  • The wellbeing, safety and quality of life for individuals, whanau and communities are enhanced.
  • Kaitiakitanga and care for the environment is enhanced.
  • To promote social, economic and cultural equity.
 Otago / Southland
  • Community led development initiatives and innovative projects that enable communities to determine their own solutions, lead positive change and achieve their own aspirations.
  • Communities that lack equity of access to services and resources including geographic and isolated communities.
  • Events, projects, and activities that increase community participation and enhance the cultural identity of a communty.
  • Increased community collaboration between service providers and duplication of services is reduced.
  • Lower priority will be given to:
    • organisations that have significant uncommitted reserves.
    • organisations who do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership. (e.g. education,sports arts)
    • topping up existing government contracts
Taranaki
  • Access to Mātauranga Māori is supported.
  • Increased community capability to be resilient and responsive to recovery and change.
  • Whānau ora and quality of life is enhanced.
  • Pasifika communities are innovative and aspirational.
  • Lower priority is given to:
    • Organisations who do not demonstrate a wider community benefit.
    • Organisations who have significant uncommitted reserves. 
Waikato
  • Enabling our communities to be resiliently engaged and connected with consideration for youth, elderly, Māori, rural and ethnic groups.
Wellington/ Wairarapa
  • Support will be given to service providers that demonstrate collaboration, are actively engaged and contributing to the following social outcomes in their community:
    • Tamariki/children and Rangatahi/young people are empowered, inspired and engaged.
    • At risk / excluded communities are connected and thriving.
    • Wellbeing and connectedness within communities is enhanced.
    • Māori, Pasifika and Ethnic Communities are empowered, connected and achieving their aspirations.
  • Lower priority will be given to:
    • organisations who are financially well resourced (unless exceptional circumstances apply).
    • requests for events that are not programme related.
    • organisations who do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership. 
West Coast / Nelson- Marlborough 
  • Support will be given to projects that demonstrate connection/commitment to the principles of: Whanaungatanga (shared relationships), Manaakitanga (support, respect, care for others), Rangatiratanga (self-determination/ self-management), Kaitiakitanga (care for the environment), Kotahitanga (unity, collaboration), Auahatanga (innovation). 

  • In particular:
    • Community cohesion, wellbeing, safety, environment and quality of life is enhanced; with a focus on housing, employment and food security.
    • Māori are achieving their aspirations and building whānau and hapū capability.
    • Disadvantaged and isolated individuals and communities are connected and engaged, with equitable opportunities to build capacity and achieve their aspirations.
    • Communities are resilient and supported to prepare for and recover from significant adverse events.
    • Communities lead their own development and respond to challenges with innovative and collaborative approaches.
  • 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 that are financially well resourced.
    • Organisations that do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership (e.g. Educational, Arts, Sports).