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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Waitaki)

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Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Waitaki.

Eligibility

Applications must come from sports club teams or school based teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply

History

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

The Rural Travel fund is designed to subsidise travel for junior teams participating in local sport competitions. It was developed in response to concerns raised by councils about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities. Geographical isolation, urban drift, and lack of employment opportunities and access to mainstream funding were identified as barriers to sport participation.

 

Objectives

The Rural Travel fund is designed to subsidise travel for junior teams participating in regular local sport competitions.

Projects funded

Youth Sports, funding travel costs to regular local sport competition.

Excluded projects

Travel to regional or national events.

Activities funded

Transport costs to local sporting competitions.

Excluded activities

Travel to regional or national events.

Funds available

$9,500.00

Upper limit per grant application

No upper limit

Grants made last year

15

Funds available last year

$9,500.00

How to apply

Entries closed on 24 April 2020. ​​

​Application form can be downloaded from our website and also available from:
• Waitaki District Council, 20 Thames Street, Oamaru.
• Waihemo Service Centre, Tiverton Street, Palmerston.
• Kurow Museum and Information Centre, Kurow.

2020 Rural Travel Fund application form (DOC, 269KB)
2020 Rural Travel Fund application form (PDF, 221.6KB)
2019 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Accountability Form (PDF, 600.9KB)
2018-2020 Rural Travel Fund Guidelines (PDF, 420.9KB)

Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund

Information required with your application

• financial details
• kilometres travelled per season
• sports draw (If possible)
• any other supporting background information

Decision makers

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund grants committee. This comprises of one Councillor, Sport Waitaki representative and two members of the public.

Decision time

Decisions are made approximately one month after the closing date and applicants advised in writing within two weeks.

How notified

All applicants are notified in writing.

How paid

Cheque or direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

Accountability form required to be completed and returned on time before any future funding is considered.
2019 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Accountability Form (PDF, 600.9KB)

Contact

Helen Strachan
PA to Community Services Group Manager
Waitaki District Council
20 Thames Street

Oamaru 9400
Phone: 03 433 0300
Email: hstrachan@waitaki.govt.nz​​
https://www.waitaki.govt.nz/our-district/community-grants-and-awards/Pages/default.aspx