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The amount available for grants is $7.5 million.

Ngā Hua / Outcomes

The outcome of this fund is to rebuild, restore or replace community facilities in the earthquake impacted communities of Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough.

Community-led development principles guide the decision-making approach taken by the sub-committee. These principles are:

  • Shared local goals driving action and change
  • Using existing strengths and assets
  • Many people and groups working together
  • Building diverse and collaborative local leadership
  • Adaptable planning and action informed by outcome


More information about community-led development can be found here.

Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Community Facilities Earthquake Fund grants are allocated by a subcommittee of the Lottery Canterbury/Kaikoura and Lottery West Coast/Nelson/Marlborough Community Committees.

Ngā kaupapa matua / Priorities

The Fund priorities are:

  • Capital works projects from rural and isolated communities which restore and rebuild community assets to a pre-quake or slightly improved state 
  • Restoration and/or rebuild of assets identified by the local community as central to restoring community engagement and wellbeing

See details about the grants made since the fund opened late September 2017.

Organisations requesting grants:

  • need to provide their most recent annual accounts, financial statements or performance report unless this information is already available to us online
  • will be contacted by a Community Advisor to discuss further information that may be required to support the request.

There is no closing date for this Fund. It will remain open until the total amount available has been allocated. 

Ngā kaupapa kāore e tautokona ā-pūtea / What we don't fund

Lottery grants may not be used for any of the following:

  • repaying or servicing debt
  • refinancing loans, deposits or underwriting projects
  • commercial, political and/or religious objectives, including employment and/or business initiatives, commercial enterprises, political advocacy or projects which seek to change legislation
  • fundraisers and projects which seek to raise funds in or for a specific sector, or are involved with the training or employment of fundraisers
  • projects which seek to redistribute funding to others
  • overseas aid or disaster relief
  • alcohol and drug treatment, education and support services
  • medical expenses, operations, treatments or the purchase of major items of health equipment
  • capital investment or trust funds
  • projects or activities completed (retrospective funding) or items bought before the request.

The subcommittee does not fund:

  • multi-year grant requests
  • individuals
  • research, including large scale research plans, feasibility studies for capital projects, and health research
  • purchase of food for food banks
  • alcohol and similar substances, for example kava
  • requests that fit the priorities for the Lottery Minister’s Discretionary Fund, which include:
    • volunteer fire-fighting services
    • overseas travel
    • animal welfare
    • financial and governance training.

The Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Community Facilities Earthquake Fund does not fund:

  • activities not directly related to building or improving a community facility, such as:
  • corporate boxes and hospitality suites
  • roading and car parks that are not on the community facility’s land
  • housing projects for individuals, including resthome projects
  • landscaping
  • routine maintenance and operating expenses, such as administration or staffing
  • equipment purchases that are not part of a larger capital works project, are not needed to make a facility functional, or do not contribute to finishing a capital works project (such as sports, computer or art equipment, or musical instruments)
  • purchases of bare land.

Requests for grants are made online. Find out more about requesting a grant.