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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Mackenzie)

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



Grants are available for rural sports clubs or rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years, to help 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 is a partnership between SPARC and territorial authorities.


To assist the development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy.

Projects funded

*Sports & Recreation

Activities funded


Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

Up to $2,000.00

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

Please note: The closing date for applications to the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund has been extended by six weeks. The new closing date is Friday, June 5 2020. It is hoped that by then sports clubs and organisations will have more certainty around travel to attend events

Application Form (Word version)
Application Form (PDF version)

Please visit Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund page for more details.

Please contact:
Mackenzie District Council Telephone: (03) 685-9010
Mackenzie District Council Service Agency (03) 435-0737
For further information

There is only one funding round a year and that generally closes 31st of March.

Information required with your application

As set out in the application form:

Keri-Ann Little, Mackenzie District Council
P O Box 52, FAIRLIE 7949, or

Decision makers

Mackenzie District Council

How notified

In writing

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

For more information contact Keri-Ann at Mackenzie District Council, ph 03 685 9010,  


Garth Nixon
Community Facilities Manager
Mackenzie District Council
PO Box 52
Main Street
Phone: 0800 685 8514 Fax: (03) 685 8533