Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund
The purpose of the fund is to provide a travel subsidy for sporting clubs and schools competing in local sports competitions. Currently funded at $10,000 per annum.
Applications open in April and October each year.
In the 2017/18 year the Waimate District Council Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund committee distributed $9,025, supporting 10 projects in the Waimate District.
|Waituna Creek School||Travel costs to attend swimming lessons at the Waimate Pool||$1,500.00|
|Waihao Downs School||Travel costs to attend Kiwi Sport programme||$ 500.00|
|Waimate High School - Touch||Travel costs to attend weekly touch tournament in Timaru||$ 300.00|
|Waimate High School – Rugby||Travel costs for players to attend weekly games and training||$ 500.00|
|Waimate Amateur Swimming Association||Travel costs to enable squad swimmers to compete at local carnivals||$ 789.60|
|Waimate Amateur Athletics Club||Travel costs to attend Timaru’s all weather track for training and interclub meetings||$ 500.00|
|Waimate Junior Soccer Club||Travel costs to games in the South Canterbury competition||$1,800.00|
|Waimate High School - Netball||Travel costs to Timaru for competition games||$2,100.00|
|Waimate Rugby Football Club||Travel costs to games and practices||$ 335.40|
|Waimate Swords Club||Travel costs to attend local competitions||$ 700.00|
The rural travel fund is not provided for the purpose of travel to regional or national events.
Application for the rural travel fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.
The following criteria shall be applied when considering applications for funding –
“a school club team participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, that excludes inter school and intra school competitions played during school time”
“a sports club team participating in organised, regular sport competition through club membership outside of school time”.
Applications open twice a year:
- Open Monday 30 September 2019 and close Tuesday 29 October 2019
- Open Monday 30 March 2020 and close Tuesday 28 April 2020
When they are open you will be able to apply online here.
Please complete the Grant Accountability Form within one year of funds being allocated. As part of the accountability you will need to attach:
- Receipts of Rural Travel Grant allocations
- Rural Travel Grant bank account statements
- Any other supporting documents
Click on the button below to complete the accountability form.