Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

The first round of Funding (February 2020) has concluded. There are two rounds of the Sport NZ/Kiwisport Rural Travel Fund per year, one in March and one in August.

The next round of the Sport NZ/KiwiSport Rural Travel Fund is currently open and has been extended until 4.30pm 24 August 2020. 

A total of approximately $10,000 is available for distribution for winter sports. 

  1. Application Form
  2. Accountability Form
  3. Guidelines

The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior sports teams (5 to 19 year olds) participating in their local competition.

The linking of the KiwiSport Fund to the Rural Travel Fund will address an identified barrier to increased numbers and opportunities for children in playing or gaining skills in sport.

Applications to the Fund must show travel funding used:

  • for either more students to access current opportunities or for students who currently participate to access new opportunities;
  • for either during school or out-of-school times;
  • for either primary or secondary school aged students; and
  • in partnership with a school or club. 

Please email completed applications to: or post them to: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340.

Once applications close, applications are reviewed and the Committee meet to make their decisions. Following this applicants are notified of the outcome. Meeting dates for the committee (historical and upcoming) can be found on the meetings page.


When your project is complete, you will need to fill out an Accountability Form detailing how you spent the money. 

Other funding providers
There are many trusts and organisations other than Council that support sporting activities. To find out more contact Sport Northland or check out Windowfish which also provides assistance to sports organisations and athletes.

Previous successful applicants are listed here. The 2019/2020 Round 2 funds were awarded to the following applicants:

Applicant Awarded
Aropohue School $450.00
Dargaville High School $1,500.00
Dargaville Intermediate School $500.00
Dargaville Primary School $1,100.00
Mangawhai Beach School $200.00
Mangawhai Football Club $1,000.00
Northern Wairoa Bulls Rugby League and Sports Club $500.00
Northern Wairoa Soccer Club $400.00
Otamatea High School $1,500.00
Otamatea Netball Club $800.00
Paparoa School $500.00
Pouto School $450.00
Ruawai College $950.00