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2020/21 Lottery Community Fund Round two open

Lottery Community grants are available for not-for-profit organisations with a community or social service focus for ongoing operating costs or projects which help improve the quality of people’s lives in their communities.

2020/21 Lottery Community Fund Round two

The 2020/21 Lottery Community Fund round one opened on 21 October 2020 and closes on 2 December 2020. Distribution Committees will make funding decisions in late February to early March.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their funding requests as early as possible. This will allow time for the request to be checked and additional information to be provided by the closing date.

Funding requests should demonstrate alignment to the 2020/21 Distribution Committee funding outcomes. These can be viewed here.

Required documentation and information

Applicants are required to provide several documents as part of the request. Please review the requirements on the Community Matters website.

Results reports

Recipients of single year grants in February/March 2020 and multi-year grants from 2019 and 2018 are required to provide a results report before the due date. Failure to submit the report may impact payment of any further grants. Recipients in the first or second year of multi-year grants are required to provide a result reports including a budget before the next payment is made.


Contact us

Information about the Lottery Community Fund round can be found on the Community Matters website. 

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. You can contact us by emailing [email protected] or contact a local advisor on 0800 824 824 (Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm). 

COVID-19 Funding
Has your organisation been impacted by COVID-19 either through increase demand on services or decrease in funding? Does your community have an  innovative and transformative community or social project in development that responds to the impact of COVID-19. The Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund has been established to focus on community and social initiatives in the wake of COVID-19.  This fund with a total allocation of $40million will open on 28 October 2020. For more information visit or email [email protected]

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Contact Name: Department of Internal Affairs Community Operations team

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