New Zealand: Applications Open for Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund

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New Zealand: Applications Open for Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund


Deadline: 07-Apr-21

Applications are now open for the Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund to provide one-off grants for community or social initiatives that increase the strength and resilience of communities that are responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

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This Fund supports hapu, iwi and community organisations that have lost funding or have an increased demand on their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and community or social initiatives that strengthen community resilience and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

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The Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund will give priority to supporting:

Innovative and transformative community or social initiatives that respond to the impact of COVID-19;
Collaborative community or social initiatives that strengthen and increase resilience in communities; and
Hapu, iwi and community organisations that are delivering community and social initiatives that have been impacted by COVID-19 – either through the loss of funding sources or through extra or changed demand on their services.
Funding Criteria

The Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund will provide one-off grants to support the following:

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On-going operational costs for organisations that can show that they are impacted by COVID-19 and have had to expand their services and activities
Projects beyond the day-to-day operations that show innovation or collaboration in relation to COVID-19 recovery
Social enterprise initiatives that increase community wellbeing where communities are experiencing on-going impacts from COVID-19
Capital items and works purchases that assist in service delivery or a community initiative up to $30,000.
The Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund will not fund:

Individuals
Research, including: large scale research plans, feasibility studies for capital projects and health research
Major capital works over $30,000, including project management fees
Food for food banks
Alcohol and similar substances, for example kava
Medical expenses, operations, treatments or the purchase of major items of health equipment
Organisations that do not meet the Fund’s priorities
Organisations that have been fully funded through additional funding sources for the Fund’s priorities
Projects or activities completed (retrospective funding) or items bought before the request
Requests that fit the priorities for the Lottery Minister’s Discretionary Fund.
Which Decision Maker (Committee) should applicants apply to – national or regional?

Grants are distributed through a national and regional Decision Makers.

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Applicants need to apply to the national Decision Makers if:
They are a national organisation;
The grant funding request is for an initiative or service with a nationwide benefit; or
The grant funding request benefits two or more Lottery Community regions.
Applicants need to apply to the regional Decision Makers if:
They are delivering an initiative or service which will be carried out in one of the Lottery Community regions, or a majority of the benefit will occur there; or
They are independent branches of national organisations (i.e. each branch is a separate legal entity), and are making a funding request for a project or service which will benefit the region in which the funding request is made.
For more information, visit https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/lottery-covid-19-community-wellbeing-fund/