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What are the individual Lottery Community Committee priorities?

 The Lottery Community Committees have individual regional priorities:

Lottery Community Commitee 2020/21 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.
  • The well-being of families and young people is supported and strengthened.
  • Local people are empowered to create positive change.
Bay of Plenty / Gisborne
  • Community resilience is supported through recovery from pandemics (such as COVID-19) and disasters

  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations, and building whanau and hapu 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, whanau, communities and care for the environment is enhanced

  • The rurally and/or socially isolated are connected and engaged

 Canterbury / Kaikoura
  • Support will be given to social service providers & community groups that demonstrate collaboration, good governance, sound financial management, support for their volunteers and that clearly define their community's identified outcomes. Priority is given to groups that are contributing to the following outcomes in their community:

    • Vulnerable and disadvantaged people have a higher quality of life.

    • Wellbeing & Social connectedness within communities is enhanced.
    • Cultural identity is recognised, valued & respected for all people.
  • Lower priority will be given to:
    • grant requests from organisations for programmes/activites that are primarily government funded.
    • grant requests for activities that take place at school, in school time, and are part of the New Zealand school 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
  • Māori are achieving their cultural aspirations and building whanau and hapu capability.
  • Community connections are enhanced through groups collaborating to reduce duplication of services.
  • Young people and older people are happy, empowered and have increased resilience to participate more fully in their community.
  • Lower priority will be given to requests for funding to subsidise or supplement government funded services.
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.
  • Support other ethnicities; language, and/or world-view are meaningfully integrated into the community sector and the delivery of services.
National 
  •  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.
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.
  • Geographic and socially 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
  • 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 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 who are financially well resourced (unless exceptional circumstances apply);
    • requests for events;
    • 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, working together)

In particular:

  • Community wellbeing, safety, quality of life and environment will be enhanced

  • Isolated people and communities are connected and engaged

    • This includes geographically and /or socially and/or economically and/or culturally isolated.
  • Young and older people have increased participation, ownership and are included in their community

    • Young people and/or older people are actively given opportunities to participate in the wider community with equal access to services and opportunities, supported in increasing confidence and skills and opportunity to contribute to society.
  • Communities affected by significant adverse events are supported in their recovery.

  • 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;

  • grant requests for activities that take place at a school/, in school time, and are part of the New Zealand school curriculum