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Forum to increase funding for Kawerau sports

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More funding in the Eastern Bay will help young sports stars realise their potential.

Sport Bay of Plenty and Kawerau District Council are seeking to increase financial support for community clubs and organisations in the Kawerau area through improved understanding of national funding opportunities.

Sport Bay of Plenty and the local council, alongside New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), are hosting a funding forum on Wednesday, August 30, with an aim to increase applications for funding from the Kawerau District.

NZCT provides funds for charitable and not-for-profit purposes, and is one of the largest funders of amateur sport in New Zealand.

About 80 per cent of its funding allocation goes towards sports clubs and groups at a grass-roots level, and through this helps create strong, positive communities due to increased sporting opportunities.

The forum will highlight what is required to be a successful applicant and also an overview of the funding criteria. The forum will be an opportunity for clubs and organisations to ask questions directly to the NZCT team.

NZCT Northern Regional Manager David Stones says this is an excellent opportunity for local clubs and organisations to hear first-hand how to apply for funding and who can be eligible, to improve their understanding and hopefully encourage more people to apply for funds.

Irrespective of whether a club or group has previously received funds previously or not, he advises anyone who is interested to attend.

The sports funding forum will be held at Firmin Lodge on Waterhouse St, Kawerau, on Wednesday, 30 August at 6pm.

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