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Edgecumbe gets a $1m Lotto grant

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/05/2017

The Lotto Grants Board has allocated $1 million to help Edgecumbe and its surrounding communities recover from last month's flood.

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced the grant on Monday, saying a subcommittee had been set up to receive requests for assistance.

The money can be used to immediately assist community wellbeing and the recovery of community facilities and services.

It can't be used for business or employment support.

"The subcommittee's policy and process has been designed to enable community organisations to submit requests for flood recovery support with minimised compliance costs", Mr Dunne said.

"It will consider requests until all of the $1 million has been distributed and I urge those community organisations that are in the flood affected area and can benefit from receiving a grant to apply as soon as they are able."

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