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Allocation of Lottery funding announced

Hon Rick Barker
Minister of Internal Affairs

9 July 2008

Allocation of Lottery funding announced

The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board will distribute $102.91 million to its distribution committees and $63.34 million to the statutory bodies that it funds in 2008 / 2009.

Announcing the allocations today, Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker, said that he is pleased with this result.

”Despite lower Lottery profit forecasts, we have been able to maintain funding levels, with both Lottery distribution committees and statutory bodies receiving the same base allocation this year as was distributed last year,” Mr Barker said.

“We also now have two new committees, the Lottery Community Sector Research Fund and the Lottery Significant Projects Fund, who will also receive allocations.”

Profits from state lotteries run by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission are distributed by the Lottery Grants Board, which allocates funds to three statutory bodies and to 22 Lottery distribution committees and sub-committees, each with a specific funding focus.

The Lottery Grants Board provides funding for a range of social, community, arts, heritage, sports, recreation, and health research services and projects which strengthen and have a positive impact on communities.

Regional and national community committees were allocated $38.43 million.

A total of $64.47 million was allocated to specialist distribution committees - Community Facilities, Community Sector Research, Environment and Heritage, Health Research, Individuals with Disabilities, Marae Heritage and Facilities, Minister’s Discretionary, Outdoor Safety, Pacific Provider Development, and Significant Projects.

The Board’s statutory bodies - Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand Film Commission (including funding for the New Zealand Film Archive), and Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) - will together receive $63.34 million.

For more information on Lottery grants see or

Lottery Grants Board Allocations 2008-09

Statutory Bodies $
Creative New Zealand 22,125,000
NZ Film Commission (NZFC) 9,587,500
NZ Film Archive (via NZFC) 737,500
Sport and Recreation New Zealand 30,890,000
Total Statutory Bodies 63,340,000
Community Committees
National Community Committee 13,443,875
Northland 1,420,074
Auckland 6,897,768
Waikato 2,605,021
Bay of Plenty/Gisborne 2,335,225
Taranaki 850,732
Manawatu / Whanganui 1,525,045
Hawke’s Bay 1,303,310
Wellington / Wairarapa 2,218,101
West Coast / Nelson - Marlborough 1,411,418
Canterbury / Kaikoura 2,617,120
Otago / Southland 1,804,291
Subtotal 38,431,980
Specialist Committees
Community Facilities 13,000,000
Community Sector Research 1,750,000
Environment and Heritage 9,148,059
Health Research 3,186,696
Individuals with Disabilities 4,415,317
Marae Heritage and Facilities 6,885,007
Minister's Discretionary Fund 315,000
Outdoor Safety 8,277,941
Pacific Provider Development Fund 500,000
Significant Projects 16,000,000
Applicant GST expenses 1,000,000
Subtotal 64,478,020
Total 166,250,000

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