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Lottery Grants Board 2017/18 grants announced

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement

Headline: Lottery Grants Board 2017/18 grants announced

New Zealand Communities are set to get a boost in funding to help provide a range of services and conserve some of our most precious taonga thanks to the Lottery Grants Board.

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board, Hon Peter Dunne today announced that $233.6 million of Lottery profits is being made available to communities in 2017/18.

“This funding helps provide a range of community activities and services, helps build and maintain facilities, develops and conserves marae, supports environmental projects which preserve and protect our natural heritage, and keeps people safe in the outdoors.

“The Board has also been able to allocate $20 million to the Lottery Significant Projects committee for a second consecutive year which will assist large and important community projects.

“To continue support for the communities affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, the Lottery Community Facilities Committee has been allocated an extra $7.5 million for larger capital works in the area.

“It is crucial for communities to rebuild or maintain facilities such as local community houses which provide space for people to access multiple services or larger venues that are used for sport, cultural and leisure activities,” says Mr Dunne.

Details of the Lottery Significant Projects and larger capital works in the Kaikoura earthquake area funding criteria and priorities, and timeframes for the 2017/18 round, will be made available publicly over the next few months.

The Board will continue to support arts, culture and sporting initiatives through funding of

$94.5 million to the four statutory bodies supported by the Board: the New Zealand Film Commission including Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Creative New Zealand and Sport New Zealand.

A full breakdown of the 2017/18 allocation is:

Statutory body

Forecast 2017/18 allocation

$

Sport NZ

45,000,000

Creative New Zealand

33,750,000

New Zealand Film Commission

14,625,000

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1,125,000

Total forecast allocation to statutory bodies

94,500,000

Other Allocations 2017/18

$

Lottery Regional community distribution committees

Northland

2,139,313

Auckland

11,753,645

Waikato

4,466,893

Bay of Plenty/Gisborne

3,511,271

Taranaki

1,143,801

Hawkes Bay

1,601,556

Manawatu/Wanganui

2,559,652

Wellington/Wairarapa

3,592,277

West Coast/Nelson/Marlborough

1,614,205

Canterbury/Kaikoura

4,099,761

Otago/Southland

2,628,405

Subtotal regional

39,110,779

Lottery National distribution committees

National Community

14,069,146

Community Facilities

16,395,993

Community Facilities – Allocation for larger capital works in the

       Hurunui/Kaikoura/Marlborough earthquake area

7,500,000

Community Sector Research

513,135

Environment and Heritage

11,537,809

Health Research Committee

4,019,158

Individuals with Disabilities

5,568,732

Marae Heritage and Facilities

8,683,579

Outdoor Safety

8,039,099

Significant Projects

20,000,000

Subtotal national

96,326,651

Total distribution committee allocations

135,437,430

Allocation to Minister’s Discretionary Fund

397,287

Allocation for the water safety sector

2,401,289

Applicant’s GST expenses

930,826

Total all other allocations

139,166,832

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