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What should be in place when we make a request to the Lottery Significant Projects Fund?

Grant requests to this Fund must show that:

  • you already have raised at least one-third of the total cost of the project in partnership funding (see below)
  • the project will be managed by a suitably qualified person, with relevant skills and experience in managing projects of this size and scope
  • all resource consent requirements have been met (note that building consent approval is likely to be a condition for a grant for a project that requires a building consent and does not yet have one).

What is partnership funding?

Partnership funding means any funding and assets you already have available for your project. For Lottery capital works funds, there is a partnership funding requirement before you can make a funding request.

What can partnership funding include?

Partnership funding may include:

  • cash donations you’ve received;
  • confirmed sponsorship amounts;
  • grants made towards your project by others (apart from any Lottery grants);
  • funds your organisation has already raised and tagged for your project, including loans;
  • evidence of what you have spent on, or invested in, project-related work within two years of the date of application, such as the cost of securing resource consent;
  • the value of any land acquired for the project, provided that:
    • the land is specifically for the project;
    • you provide a current certificate of title;
    • you provide a certificate from a registered valuer, or a record of the rateable value, on the date the land was acquired. 

What is not seen as partnership funding?

The following are not seen as partnership funding contributions:

  • the value of any debt secured against the land at the request date
  • previous Lottery grants
  • unconfirmed or promised funds, including pledges and debentures you have not received
  • offers to donate labour or materials
  • the value of donated goods and services
  • the value of any voluntary labour
  • the value of any discounts.

What documents are required for a Lottery Significant Projects Fund grant request?

Grant requests must include:

  • a feasibility study 
  • other reports required for the project, such as a seismic assessment (Detailed Engineering Evaluation report) or any specialist reports determined by the nature of your project
  • a project plan and detailed timeline
  • a budget for the total project, showing both the anticipated income and expenditure, and evidence to support the cost of your project, such as a quantity surveyor’s report
  • concept drawings or floor plans
  • evidence of local or central government support
  • evidence of regional or national community support from appropriate sector organisations, such as Sport New Zealand, National Services Te Paerangi at Te Papa Tongarewa, the local District Health Board, Heritage New Zealand
  • for organisations that are not the landowner:
    • evidence of support for the project from the legal owner
    • proof that the public will have ongoing access.

What information do we need to provide about our organisation to support a Lottery Significant Projects Fund grant request?

You need to make sure your organisation profile in our online system is up-to-date and meets the requirements for organisations requesting a grant and supporting document requirements for organisations

This includes ensuring we can access your current annual financial statements or performance report, either online or saved as supporting documents uploaded to your organisation profile. The financial information requirements are here