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Nathan Guy

6 July, 2011

$6m in Lottery funding to help Christchurch

$6 million in lottery funding has been allocated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, the Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced today.

“In total $154 million in lottery allocations will be pumped back into the community this year, from the proceeds of games like Lotto, Instant Kiwi and Daily Keno.

“The $6 million grant will go to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, following a grant of $8.2 million raised by a special Lotto draw earlier this year.

“The core purpose of these lotteries is to raise money for the community, so it is only fitting that this allocation goes towards rebuilding Christchurch.

“The people of Christchurch have been through a very tough time, but the focus is now shifting to rebuilding the city. Every bit helps and this will be one of the biggest donations the Appeal has had.

“An extra $250,000 has also been allocated to the Lottery Canterbury/ Kaikoura Regional Committee to help the region.

“Demand for outdoor safety services is increasing in our communities and the Board has recognised that with an additional allocation of $750,000.

"New Zealand's sporting talent is getting a big helping hand with a grant of almost $33 million to Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC).

"$11.4 million has been allocated to the New Zealand Film Commission and $24.5 million goes to Creative New Zealand.

“$26 million will go to regional community committees based on updated demographic and socio-economic factors.

“This funding plays an enormous role in building stronger communities. A huge variety of organisations receive funding, such as Age Concern, St John, Barnardos, Plunket, Women's Refuges and Cancer Societies.

"Over the last few years I've seen just how important lottery funding is in building strong, sustainable communities in New Zealand.”

The Lottery Grants Board distributes the profits of games run by New Zealand Lotteries to a range of regional, national and statutory bodies.

A full breakdown of the 2011/12 allocation is below.

 

Lottery Grants Board 2011/12 Allocations

 

2011/12
$

Creative New Zealand

24,510,000

New Zealand Film Commission

10,621,000

New Zealand Film Archive

817,000

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

32,680,000

Total Statutory Bodies listed in Gambling Act 2003

68,628,000

 

 

Lottery Regional Community Committees

 

Northland

1,392,589

Auckland

7,652,388

Waikato

2,842,694

Bay of Plenty / Gisborne

2,328,894

Taranaki

760,716

Hawke's Bay

1,049,021

Manawatu / Whanganui

1,694,958

Wellington / Wairarapa

2,422,835

West Coast / Nelson-Marlborough

1,129,366

Canterbury / Kaikoura1

2,960,916

Otago / Southland

1,786,620

Total Lottery Regional Community Committee allocations

26,020,997

 

 

National committees

 

National Community Committee

13,483,346

Community Facilities Committee

12,570,647

Community Sector Research Committee

1,692,203

Environment and Heritage Committee

8,845,925

Health Research Committee

3,081,449

Individuals with Disabilities Committee

4,269,492

Marae Heritage and Facilities Committee

6,657,615

Outdoor Safety Committee2

8,004,544

Minister's Discretionary Fund3

304,596

Applicant GST expenses

580,184

Total national committee allocations

59,490,003

Total distribution committees / funds

85,511,000

 

 

Total Lottery Grants Board Allocations

154,139,000

 

[1] Excludes 2010/11 supplementary allocation of $250,000.
2 Excludes 2010/11 supplementary allocation of $750,000
3 Excludes supplementary allocation of 6.044m.

 

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