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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Westland)

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



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


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.


The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior sports teams participating in local competitions.

Projects funded

Sports & Recreation.

Activities funded

Transport expenses to local sporting events.

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

No upper limit.

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

Applications for funding have closed for 2019.

Application forms can also be obtained from Westland District Council website link provided below.

Information required with your application

A balance sheet from your organisation (ie. financial statement)

A deposit slip (incase your application is approved)

Evidence of your endorsement from your local affiliated club/school (if required)

Decision makers

Westland District Council.

How notified

In writing.

How paid

Direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

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


Sarah Brown
Community Development Advisor
Westland District Council
Private Bag 704
Hokitika 7842
Phone: +64 3 756 9047