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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Central Otago)

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Central Otago.


Criteria is for travelling to and from district sporting events for students 5-19 years old.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the new name for the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).


To support travel to local rural sport events for under 19 year olds.

Projects funded

Sport and recreation.

Excluded projects


Activities funded

Travel, transport.

Excluded activities

• training or paying of coaches
• travel to regional or national events

Funds available

Information not available

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications are called for by October each year with application forms available at Council service centres as well as on our website.
Download your application form and/or the Guidelines.

Information required with your application

Categories on the application form include:

• organisation details
• project details (i.e. reason for applying)
• financial details of the project
• financial statement for your organisation
• bank generated deposit slip
• endorsement from local affiliated club/school (if required)
• signed declaration

Decision makers

Assessment committee.

Decision time


How notified

By letter.

How paid

If application is successful group has to send in receipts to obtain money.

Conditions of acceptance

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund - Accountability Form for RTF Allocations​ (PDF, 35KB)

Other information

 Applications close in October each year. 


Judith Whyte
District Development Administration Officer
Central Otago District Council
PO Box 122
Alexandra 9340
Phone: (03) 440 0618 Fax: (03) 448 9196