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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Waimate)

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Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Waimate.

Eligibility

Open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5-19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

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 has been 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 and training opportunities and access to mainstream funding were identified as barriers to sport participation.

Objectives

The purpose of the fund is to provide a travel subsidy for sporting clubs and schools competing in local sports competitions.

Projects funded

Application for the rural travel fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

Excluded projects

The rural travel fund is designed to help subsidize travel for junior teams participating in local sport competition. It 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.
 

Activities funded

The following criteria shall be applied when considering applications for funding –
• “a school club team participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, that excludes inter school and intra school competitions played during school time”
and/or
• “a sports club team participating in organised, regular sport competition through club
membership outside of school time”
 

Excluded activities

The rural travel fund is not provided for the purpose of travel to regional or national events.

Funds available

$9,500.00

Grants made last year

8

Funds available last year

$9,025.00

How to apply

Applications open twice a year:
Open Monday 30 September 2019 and close Tuesday 29 October 2019
Open Monday 30 March 2020 and close Tuesday 28 April 2020
Click here to open tha application form.

The purpose of the fund is to provide a travel subsidy for sporting clubs and schools competing in local sports competitions.
Currently funded at $9,500 per annum.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Guidelines.pdf

Information required with your application

Please attach:
• a balance sheet from your organisation (i.e. financial statement).
• a deposit slip (should your application be approved).
• evidence of your endorsement from your local affiliated club/school (if required).
• a copy of your draw, calendar or schedule , if available, would be very helpful.

Checklist:
• have you answered every question?
• have you attached the relevant documents with your application?
• send your application form with the relevant documents to your local authority.

 

Decision makers

Waimate District Council

Decision time

Additional Information:
Answer ALL questions and ensure you meet the assessment criteria.

Please provide the following:
• towns / cities travelled to.
• kilometres per trip.
• vehicles involved (vans/cars and number involved).
• a copy of your draw, calendar or schedule, if available is also very helpful.

Please be aware that a contribution of some kind is advisable. This may include
financial, parent help as drivers and volunteer time etc.
Ensure that your financial information calculates correctly.

Make sure that this section is completed for the financial year as it is compared with financial statements provided.

Please Note:
Accountability forms and receipts for any prior approved funding MUST be rec eived before any new funding will be allocated.Please send applications to–
Grants Administrator
Waimate Information Centre
P O Box 122
Waimate 7960
 

How notified

In writing.
Applications OPEN early April for Sports NZ Rural Travel Fund with closing date of LATE October.

 

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

Sport NZ requires organisation who receive funding under this scheme to return an accountability form to the appropriate territorial authority showing proof of puchase made within that period and attach any receipts.

Other information

Council administers a number of grants. Information on the grants are provided below along with the downloadable application forms. For further information please phone 03 689 7771 or email

info@waimatedc.govt.nz

Waimate District Council Grants

Contact

Grant Administrator
Waimate District Council
PO Box 122
Waimate 7960
Phone: +64 3 689 7771
Email: info@waimatedc.govt.nzz
https://www.waimatedc.govt.nz/community/grants