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Youth Sports Scholarships

History of award

The Trust is now receiving applications from sporting and not-for-profit community organisations. In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be based in the Wairarapa and need to satisfy the funding criteria established by the Trust.Please read the following information carefully before applying.


The aim of the scholarship scheme is to assist local sporting talent to perform to their best ability, by assisting them financially so that they have access to greater sporting opportunities. The scholarships will be an incentive for young sportspersons to strive for. Obtaining a scholarship will enable the recipient to take the next step so that they can compete nationally and/or internationally. The scholarship scheme will underpin the goal of creating a culture of sporting success and excellence in the Wairarapa.


Applications are open to young persons over 12 years of age and under 21 years of age, as at the close off date for submitting an application.
Applicants must be at least a current Wairarapa regional representative of their chosen sport or prominent in their sport at a national level.
Applicants must have an annual income of $20,000 or less. Any prospective applicant who has been convicted of a criminal offense punishable with a prison term is ineligible.
Applicants must submit a valid, complete application with all supporting documentation supplied, by the nominated closing date.

Number of awards

The Trust will award up to 10 scholarships.


$3,000 each. In special circumstances the Trust may increase the value of a scholarship to $5,000.


The term of each scholarship is a calendar year commencing 1 January and concluding at 31 December. Scholarship funding must be expended during the year in which the scholarship was granted.

Closing dates

31 May 2021
31 May 2022
Applications will open each year on 1 March and reach us no later than 5pm on 31 May.

How do students apply?

The scholarship scheme is administered by the Prime Community Trust and any enquiries should be forwarded to:

The Manager
Youth Scholarship Scheme
Prime Community Trust
P O Box 38-012

Application Form

Further information available from

Sport NZ

Additional information

Privacy: The information provided by applicants will be used by the Board for the purposes of determining successful candidates. Some information, including a photo supplied by the applicant, may be used for media releases or promotional material relating to the Trust and the scholarship scheme. Applications may be subject to audit or regulatory oversight.
Audit: The Trust reserves the right to audit the use of scholarship funds to verify their appropriate expenditure. Scholarship acceptance is dependent on agreeing to the terms and conditions of audit.

Decision makers

All valid applications will be considered by the Assessment Board of the Trust. The Trust has an unfettered and absolute discretion as to the awarding of scholarships. The Board’s decision is final and no appeal process is available to unsuccessful applicants.


Scholarship winners will be advised in June.

Conditions of acceptance

The scholarship funding is intended to assist the sportsperson to improve their performance and/or standing in their chosen sport. The following are examples of appropriate expenditure of funds:

Offsetting travel costs to attend training
Travel and accommodation costs to attend tournaments or events
Sports equipment, gear, uniforms or training aids
Sport science, mentoring, nutrition, psychology or performance related costs
Entry or affiliation fees, gym memberships
Costs levied by national associations to participate in national talent or squad programmes

Examples of inappropriate expenditure of funds are:

Tertiary education fees or costs – unless the course is sport related.
Holiday expenses
General living costs
Rent or accommodation costs for your normal place of residence


Prime Community Trust
PO Box 38-012
Lower Hutt 5045
Phone: (04) 562 7400