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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (South Taranaki)

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Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

South Taranaki.

Eligibility

The fund is administered by the South Taranaki District Council and is open to sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5-19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to regular, local sporting competitions.

SPARC definitions:

• a school club team participating in regular local sport competition in weekends, that excludes interschool and intraschool competitions played during school time.
• a sports club team participating in organised. regular sport competition through club membership outside of school time.

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 was developed in response to concerns raised by territorial authorities about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities. Geographical isolation, urban drift, lack of employment opportunities and access to mainstream funding were identified as barriers to sport participation.

Objectives

The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior sports teams participating in local competitions. This is an interim measure until a rural participation strategy is fully developed and implemented.

Projects funded

The fund is administered by the South Taranaki District Council and is open to sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5-19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to regular, local sporting competitions.

Excluded projects

• sports teams with members over 19 years old.
• teams travelling to regional or national events.
• interschool or intra school competitions that are played during school time.

Activities funded

Transport expenses only.

Funds available

$11,917.80

Upper limit per grant application

0.00

Grants made last year

14

Funds available last year

$13,014.00

How to apply

Currently on hold.

Rural Travel Fund Guidelines 2020 (PDF, 448.5KB)
Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Application Form 2020 (PDF, 170.6KB)
Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Information Sheet 2020 (PDF, 138KB)

Application forms are also available at all LibraryPlus centres, the Hawera Administration office, through the Community Funding Advisor and South Taranaki District Council website provided.

Information required with your application

Please attach to your application:
• a balance sheet from your organisation (i.e. financial statement)
• a bank deposit slip (in case your application is approved)
• evidence your endorsement from your local affiliated club/school (if required)

How notified

In writing.

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

Accountability form required to be completed and returned.

Contact

Maryse Ropiha
Community Funding Advisor
South Taranaki District Council
Private Bag 902
Hawera 4640
Phone: 0800 111 323
Email: maryse.ropiha@stdc.govt.nz
https://www.southtaranaki.com/our-community/funding-and-grants