SPORT NZ RURAL TRAVEL FUND CRITERIA
The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is a partnership between Sport NZ and territorial authorities
to assist the development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy.
Each local authority has an assessment panel representative of its community, and these
panels make the funding decisions.
The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund has funding available for this round to distribute to summer
Who can apply to this fund?
Organisations and schools with participants between 5 and 19 years playing sport for a club
or school club team who meet the rural travel fund criteria.
Individuals are not eligible to make an application. All applications must come from sports
clubs teams, and school based teams. Funding should not be distributed to individual
players, coaches or officials for the purpose of travel.
The rural travel fund is to be managed by the Gore District Council and funding should not
be provided for the purpose of travel to regional or national events.
The following criteria shall be applied when considering application for funding. School club
teams and sport club teams are defined as:
“a school club team participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, that
excludes inter school and intra school competition played during school time”
“a sports club team participating in organised, regular sport competition through club
membership outside of school time”
Sport NZ requires organisations that receive funding to return an accountability form to the
Gore District Council, PO Box 8, Gore 9740 at the completion of the winter sporting season.
Please show proof of purchases made within that period and attach any receipts.
If applicant organisations, whom have received assistance, do not return their accountability
forms, it can jeopardise any future funding. Applicants must be able to account for the total
Applications must be made on an application form, available from the Fund Administrator
and must include the following:
A balance sheet from your organisation (ie. financial statement)
A deposit slip (in case your application is approved)
Evidence of endorsement from your local affiliated club/school (if required)
For further assistance please contact your Fund Administrator:
Suzanne Lucas at the Gore District Council Phone: (03) 209 0385.