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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Grey)

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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.

The following criteria shall be applied when considering applications for funding. School club teams and sport club teams are defined as:
• a school club team participating in regular local sport competition in weekends, that excludes inter-school and intra-school 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


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 help subsidise travel for junior sports teams participating in local competitions.

Projects funded

Sports & Recreation and Travel.

Activities funded

Transport expenses to local sporting events.

Funds available


Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

There are two funding rounds each year, in April and August/September. Application forms will be available from Council when the funding round opens.

Applications closed at 4pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Sport New Zealand application form​​ (PDF, 207KB)
Sport New Zealand Guidelines​ (PDF, 465KB)

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

Grey 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 Conroy
Administration Officer
Grey District Council
PO Box 382
Greymouth 7840
Phone: (03) 769 8600 Fax: (03) 769 8603