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The Lottery Grants Board has set up a special fund to provide immediate assistance to Tai Tokerau/Northland following the 2020 flood.

The fund is for grants to organisations providing services and projects supporting the well-being of the Tai Tokerau/Northland community affected by the flood.

An allocation of $500,000 is available from 26 August 2020.

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


Ngā Hua / Outcomes

A sub-committee of the Lottery Northland Community Committee has been set up to allocate the funds.

Its funding outcomes are:

  • the physical, emotional and social well-being of people living within the affected area is improved
  • capital works up to $30,000 required for the recovery of community facilities. 

Requests for grants are more likely to be funded if the benefits or outcomes for people in the affected community, hapū or iwi are clearly shown. 

Follow this link below for more information on the Lottery Grants Board’s approach to funding for outcomes:

Who may request a grant

Only not-for-profit organisations providing services to people in Tai Tokerau/Northland affected by the 2020 flood may request grants from this fund.

For this fund 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 2020, as the usual restriction of only one lottery grant per year does not apply to this fund)
  • organisations requesting grants do not need to provide their most recent annual accounts, financial statements or performance report
  • 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.

Organisations requesting grants will need to show:

  • what you want funding for, including how you intend to use the amount requested to support people in Tai Tokerau/Northland affected by the 2020 flood.
  • the immediate community needs you propose to meet
  • how you will address these needs
  • what benefits or outcomes will result from your activities or services
  • how you will know that you’ve achieved these benefits or outcomes
  • the total amount you are requesting. 

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

In addition to what the Lottery Grants Board will not fund generally, the Tai Tokerau/Northland Flood Relief Fund subcommittee will 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

Follow the link below to log into the grants management system: