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Services › Lottery Grants › NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund

The NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund Committee has been established to support public events and activities associated with the Rugby World Cup 2011.

The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board has allocated $9.48 million for the NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund.

Grants are available for:

  • event/activity management and operating costs
  • event performing artists’ fees and expenses
  • event/activity promotion and publicity
  • event/activity volunteer recruitment, training and other expenses.

The funding priorities are events and/or activities that:
  • showcase New Zealand’s culture, heritage and diversity
  • are one-off, although they may be within an ongoing activity
  • encourage diversity of participation by communities and visitors
  • deliver community benefit of a public nature
  • deliver community benefit that would otherwise not be available
  • encourage volunteering.

Funding will not be provided for:
  • events and/or activities that may be funded by other Lottery distribution committees
  • capital expenditure projects. This includes the purchase of land or buildings, and the construction or extensive alteration, repair or maintenance of buildings
  • Rugby World Cup 2011 Fan Zone costs (e.g. venue hire and/or construction and set up costs)
  • commercial ventures
  • salaries; except for fixed-term event related contracts
  • promotional events and/or activities of a commercial nature
  • activities not directly associated with showcasing New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup 2011
  • an allocation of an organisations' overhead costs to an event and/or activity.

How to apply

Applications closed at 4.00 pm on Friday 17 September 2010. Decisions will be announced in February 2011.

NOTE: In recognition of the disruption caused by the 4 September earthquake, the closing date for those in Christchurch and surrounding quake-affected areas was extended until 4pm Tuesday 28 September.

More information

Download an Information Sheet (.pdf 153k)*

Download Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf 101k)*

Download a Client Agreement Form (.pdf 201k)*

You can freephone 0800 824 824 for more information or assistance.

*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe website.