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Only not-for-profit organisations providing services to people in Edgecumbe and the surrounding community affected by the Rangitaiki River stopbank breach may request grants from this Fund.


Ngā Hua / Outcomes

A subcommittee of the Lottery Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Community Committee allocates the Fund.

Its funding outcomes are that the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of people living within the affected areas is improved. The community benefits must be of a public rather than a personal nature.

Requests for grants are more likely to be funded if the benefits or outcomes for people in the affected communities, hapū or iwi are clearly shown. This includes requests for capital works grants up to $30,000 for the recovery of community facilities.

Ngā kaupapa ka tautokona ā-pūtea / What we fund

Organisations requesting grants need to show:

  • what you want funding for, including how you intend to use the amount requested to support people in the community affected and their immediate community needs
  • how you will address these needs
  • what benefits or outcomes will result from your activities, project or services
  • how you will know that you’ve achieved these benefits or outcomes
  • the total amount you are requesting.

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.

For Lottery relief funds only:

  • organisations that are not legal entities may request grants of more than $10,000
  • there is no limit to the number of grant requests an organisation can make. (This includes organisations that have received a lottery grant since July 2016, as the usual restriction of only one lottery grant per year does not apply to this fund)
  • a separate budget is not required. In response to the first question on the request form, organisations need to show how it will use the grant requested.

The subcommittee does not fund:

  • multi-year grant requests
  • individuals
  • research, including large scale research plans, feasibility studies for capital projects, and health research
  • capital works over $30,000, including project management fees
  • 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.

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