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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Otorohanga)

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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 teams participating in local sport competition.

Fund Details Online.

Projects funded

Sport and recreation.

Activities funded

Transport expenses to local sporting events.

Funds available


Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

APPLICATIONS CLOSED – 5pm Friday 29 May 2020.

For information on Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund, please contact us or visit Sport New Zealand.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Application  [PDF, 170 KB]
Rural Travel Fund Guidelines [PDF, 404 KB]

Information required with your application

As set out in the application form.

Decision makers

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Committee.

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.


Governance Supervisor
Otorohanga District Council
PO Box 11
Otorohanga 3940
Phone: 0800 734 000 or 07 873 4000 Fax: 07 873 4300