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Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Queenstown)

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Queenstown Lakes.


Organisations and schools with participants aged between five and 19 years playing sport for a club or school club who meet the rural travel fund criteria.

The following criteria are applied when considering applications for funding:
School club teams – a school club team participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, which excludes inter-school and intra-school competitions played during school time.
Sports club teams – 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 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.

Projects funded

Sport and recreation.

Activities funded

Transport expenses to local sporting events.

Excluded activities

The fund is not available for travelling to regional or national events.

Funds available

Information not available

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

The closing date for applications is the last Friday of October every year.
You can download the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund Application Form  or pick up a hard copy from Council offices on Gorge Road, Queenstown and Ardmore Street, Wānaka.

For further information: Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund

Information required with your application

Categories on the application form include:
• organisation details
• project details (i.e. reason for applying)
• financial details of the project
• financial statement for your organisation
• bank generated deposit slip
• endorsement from local affiliated club/school (if required)
• signed declaration

Decision makers

Assessment 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.


Jan Maxwell
Arts and Events Facilitator
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072
Queenstown 9348
Phone: (03) 441 0469