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Lottery Grants Distribution Committees allocations

29 June 2000 Media Statement

Lottery Grants Distribution Committees receive allocations

Arts, sports and the community sector have the opportunity to benefit from a Lottery Grants Board funding pool of $123.06 million this coming financial year, Board Chairperson and Internal Affairs Minister Mark Burton announced today.

The Hillary Commission for Sport, Fitness and Leisure receives the largest allocation of $27.08 million with a further $3.81 million going to High Performance Sports. Creative New Zealand gets $20.31 million and the Arts Foundation of New Zealand $100,000, while the New Zealand Film Commission receives $8.801 million.

At $11.25 million, Lottery General, which regularly funds the country’s outdoor safety organisations, has the largest slice of the funds available to the Board’s distribution committees, Mr Burton said.

Lottery Welfare receives a 2000/01 budget of $11.08 million while its special sub-committee which makes grants to people with disabilities to help them achieve independence, has $3.2 million to distribute.

Mr Burton said the “bricks and mortar’ committees, Lottery Community Facilities and Lottery Marae Heritage and Facilities, have $10.25 million and $5.79 million respectively to service building projects nationwide.

Lottery Environment and Heritage has $9.09 million for the year with $1.25 million of this earmarked for Te Papa (Museum Of New Zealand) and a further $650,000 tagged for the New Zealand Film Archive.

A $5.22 million fund is available to Lottery Youth, and Lottery Aged has $3.12 million to distribute. Lottery Health Research receives $3.11 million.

In other decisions, the Grants Board made $500,000 available for one-off projects recognising the International Year of Volunteers 2001, and the Minister of Internal Affairs Discretionary Fund has a budget of $350,000, Mr Burton said.

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