Lotto funding available from 9 January for earthquake recovery

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne has announced that the $2.7 million profit from the 10 December 2016 Special Lotto draw has been allocated to a Lottery Grants Board Subcommittee set up especially to provide immediate assistance with earthquake recovery activity that is not business and/or employment support.

The Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund Subcommittee has been established to receive requests for assistance for earthquake recovery community well-being activity in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough Territorial Local Authority areas.

Requests for assistance to improve the lives and well-being of people living within affected areas and/or capital works up to $30,000 required for well-being and health and safety may be made through the Department of Internal Affairs online grant management system from 9 January 2017.

The process has been streamlined to minimise compliance for your organisation:
• There are no opening or closing dates. The fund will remain open until all funds are exhausted
• Requests can be submitted at any time
• There are no limits to the number of requests you may submit but each request must respond to an immediate need in the community
• No supporting documentation is required

Please visit our website for further information:
http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Funding-and-grants---Lottery-grants---Lottery-Hurunui-Kaikoura-Marlborough-Earthquake-Relief-Fund

The Ministers announcement can be viewed on our face book page: https://www.facebook.com/communityoperations/

If you would like to talk through a request proposal or have further questions:
Hurunui contact Trish Hughes 03 3395455 or Emma O’Connell 03 3365004
Marlborough contact Kamaya Crawford 03 5460903 or Lorellin Syben 03 5460904
Kaikoura contact Sally Latham 03 3365549 or Emma O’Connell 03 3365004