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Sector News: Kia Tipu, He Tipua – evolving the lottery grants system

Lottery Grants Board | Department of Internal Affairs —

Te Puna Tahuna, Lottery Grants Board is evolving the lottery grants and advisory system to make it easier and fairer for communities, hāpu and iwi to access funding. The Board has tasked Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs with this programme of work known as Kia Tipu, He Tipua – Evolving the lottery grants system.

Engaging widely with communities, hāpu, iwi, funders and other organisations will be crucial to designing an improved future system with people and communities at its heart.

The Department will provide recommendations to the Board in late 2022 and any changes to Lottery funding will be phased in from 2023.

The programme will undertake a review of the whole system to create a new community funding and advisory support system that is more responsive, flexible, inclusive, strategic and honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This is the first time an end-to-end review has been done since Lotto launched in New Zealand over 35 years ago.

Timeline of the programme

2020: Opportunity to evolve the system was identified.

2021: Lottery Grants Board tasks Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs with this programme of work.

2022: Working with communities hapū, iwi, funders, statutory bodies and other organisations to design the future state.

2023: An evolved lottery grants funding system.

Further information

Click across to the Community Matters website via the link below for further information. 


If you have any questions or comments about this programme of work, you can email: community.matters@dia.govt.nz