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Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board allocations for 2023/24

At the end of June 2023, Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board (the Board) made decisions about the allocation of funding to distribution committees, and funds for the 2023/24 financial year.

The amount the Board can allocate each year is determined by lottery profits. This year the Board had $175 million available to allocate to its distribution committees which is $31 million less than last year.

The Board had to make some challenging decisions to manage this reduction. They chose to maintain existing funding levels for Lottery Community regional committees, Oranga Marae, Lottery Individuals with Disabilities, and Lottery Outdoor Safety. They believed these committees would be best placed to support more equitable funding and / or support decisions that are the most important to local communities.

This means that Lottery Environment and Heritage (LEH), Lottery Community Facilities (LCF), Lottery Health Research (LHR) and Lottery National Community (LNC) will have 46% less funding available than in the previous year. These committees will not be able to fund as many requests as in previous years, and are unlikely to maintain grants to the same level to existing customers.

The Board also decided to place Lottery Community Sector Research into recess for FY24. 

Lottery Significant Projects Fund (LSPF) will also remain in recess for the 2023/24 financial year. The key reasons for placing this fund into recess remain:

  • Continued increases in building material prices impacting the effectiveness of the fund.
  • Ongoing re-evaluation of the project cost criteria and supporting document requirements to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
  • The wider strategic implications of funding significant capital works projects with an equity lens.

To see the committee allocations for the 2023/24 financial year, visit Lottery Grants Board Allocations. These are the allocations for this financial year only and no decisions have been made about future allocations.

We know this is a challenging year for many in the community, with the severe weather events earlier in the year placing increased demand on services alongside a more restrained community funding environment. We want to make sure groups have this information now to help with planning and considering funding options.

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