Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund (Whakatāne)
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Always open for applications?
Any rural sports club or rural school team domiciled within the Whakatāne District area with members between the ages of 5 and 19 can apply for a grant from the fund.
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).
To assist sports and school teams with young people with transport costs.
The fund is not available to representative teams travelling to competition games.
Upper limit per grant application
No upper limit.
Grants made last year
Funds available last year
How to apply
Applications closed on Tuesday 31 March 2020.
Download the 2020 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Application Form - (PDF, 600 KB)
Download the Rural Travel Fund 2018 - 2020 Guidelines - (PDF, 438 KB)
Send your application form with the relevant documents to Whakatāne District Council, Private Bag 1002, Whakatāne 3158
Application form can be downloaded from the website or from the contact details provided.
Sport NZ's Rural Travel Fund:
Information required with your application
Budget and quotes for travel costs and a bank encoded deposit slip to allow the funds to be banked directly into the Club's bank account.
The decision is made by the Community Sports Fund Assessment Committee made up of a number of community representatives and two Councillors.
Applications will be considered by the Community Sport Fund Assessment Committee on Thursday, 11 April 2019. Applicants are notified of the decision within a week of the meeting.
Applications will be considered by the Community Sport Fund Assessment Committee in early April. Applicants are notified of the decision within a week of the meeting.
By Direct Credit into the Club's bank account.
Conditions of acceptance
Recipients of funding through the Rural Travel Fund are required to complete an organisational receipt form within which they must:
• specify how the grant was spent and attach evidence of expenditure such as receipts, invoices or signed statements by the club's accountant
• report the benefits of having received the assistance
Administration Officer – Community
Whakatane District Council
Private Bag 1002
Phone: (07) 306 0530 Fax: (07) 307 0718