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What are the individual Lottery Community Committee priorities?

 The Lottery Community Committees have individual regional priorities:

Lottery Community Commitee 2021/22 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.
  • 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 adverse 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:
    • Communities, hapū, and iwi being connected and thriving; and
    • People within communities working together to achieve shared community aspirations
  • A request will be considered lower priority if:
    • There is limited evidence of collaboration in the request.
    • There is limited evidence of community need in the request.
    • The request is to subsidise the delivery of a service or initiative that is currently funded by a Government contract.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. Volunteers 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 service providers that are collaborative, actively engaged and contributing to the following social 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 who are financially well resourced (unless exceptional circumstances apply);
    • requests for events;
    • organisations who do not demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership. 
    • Organisations that are not demonstrating collaboration in their mahi.
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 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)