Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

Round One of 2022-2023 Applications open 26 July -30 August 2022

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is fund is designed to help subsidise rural travel for junior teams aged between 5-19 years. It helps school and club sports teams participate in local sporting competitions.

Round One of 2022-2023 will open: 26 July  - 30 August 2022.

The Ōtorohanga District Council invites rural sports clubs and rural school teams to apply for financial assistance through the Rural Travel Fund.

Applications for funding from the Rural Travel Fund can be made by rural sport club teams and rural school club teams within the Ōtorohanga District, with members aged between 5 and 19 years, who require financial assistance with transport costs so that they can participate in local sports competitions.

A rural school club team will be eligible for funding if it participates in a regular local sports competition out of school time, excluding inter-school and intra-school competitions run during school time.

PLEASE NOTE: Funding will not be provided for, and may not be used for, the purpose of travel to regional or national sports competition.

Councils allocation for the 2022-2023 year from Sport NZ is yet to be finalised, as soon as we know we will update this page.

Application Forms and further details outlining the fund are below.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 30 August 2022.

Enquiries should be directed to Nardia Gower.

Assessment Criteria

The following criteria will be applied when considering applications for funding:

School club teams and sport club teams are defined as:

  • a school club team participating in local sports competitions on weekends. This excludes inter-school and intra-school competitions played during school time.
  • a sports club team participating in organised sports competitions through club membership outside school time.

Two funding rounds are held each year, closing in late April for winter sports teams and late October for summer sports teams.

Talk to us

For information on Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund, please contact Nardia Gower or visit Sport New Zealand.