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Who makes lottery grant decisions?

There are 22 Lottery committees distributing grants on behalf of the Lottery Grants Board, including the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund and the Rangitaiki River Stopbank Breach Recovery Fund. Each Lottery committee considers how well a grant request:

  • meets its own outcomes and funding priorities
  • aligns with the Lottery Grants Board’s key request criteria and funding objectives
  • responds to community needs.

The proposed outcomes and benefits to the community, the feasibility of the proposed project or service, and the ability of the applicant to deliver what they propose are central to decision-making on grant requests.