Lotto community grants available

COMMUNITY groups in Girbosne/Tairawhiti will be able to apply for a slice of $3.5 million this year, thanks to a big increase in Lotto profits.

Internal Affairs Minister and presiding member of the Lottery Grants Board, Peter Dunne, has announced that $233.6 million of Lottery profits are being made available to communities in 2017/18.

A total of $3.51m will be allocated to the Bay of Plenty/Gisborne local board for distribution.

“This funding helps provide a range of community activities and services, helps build and maintain facilities, develops and conserves marae, supports environmental projects which preserve and protect our natural heritage, and keeps people safe outdoors,” Mr Dunne said.

“The board has also been able to allocate $20 million to the Lottery Significant Projects committee for a second consecutive year, which will assist large and important community projects.

“To continue support for the communities affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, the Lottery Community Facilities Committee has been allocated an extra $7.5 million for larger capital works in the area.

“It is crucial for communities to rebuild or maintain facilities such as local community houses, which provide space for people to access multiple services or larger venues that are used for sport, cultural and leisure activities.”

COMMUNITY groups in Girbosne/Tairawhiti will be able to apply for a slice of $3.5 million this year, thanks to a big increase in Lotto profits.

Internal Affairs Minister and presiding member of the Lottery Grants Board, Peter Dunne, has announced that $233.6 million of Lottery profits are being made available to communities in 2017/18.

A total of $3.51m will be allocated to the Bay of Plenty/Gisborne local board for distribution.

“This funding helps provide a range of community activities and services, helps build and maintain facilities, develops and conserves marae, supports environmental projects which preserve and protect our natural heritage, and keeps people safe outdoors,” Mr Dunne said.

“The board has also been able to allocate $20 million to the Lottery Significant Projects committee for a second consecutive year, which will assist large and important community projects.

“To continue support for the communities affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, the Lottery Community Facilities Committee has been allocated an extra $7.5 million for larger capital works in the area.

“It is crucial for communities to rebuild or maintain facilities such as local community houses, which provide space for people to access multiple services or larger venues that are used for sport, cultural and leisure activities.”

Gisborne 2nd divvy win

SOMEONE in Gisborne is just over $13,000 richer after they scored a share of the second division prize in Saturday night’s Lotto draw.

The ticket was sold by Lifeline Convenience and Lotto, the former Network Video, in Grey Street.

It was one of 18 second division winners and is worth $13,003.

By mid-morning today it had not been claimed. It was the second division two prize the store has sold in a fortnight.

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