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. Applications forms will be available when these funding rounds are opened.

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. 

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.