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Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund open for applications

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Applications are now open for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for sports teams or clubs within the Opotiki district.

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is a partnership between Sport NZ and territorial authorities - generally councils - to support rural sports clubs and rural school teams in areas that have less than 10 people per square kilometre.

Application for the rural travel fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between five and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions, and are residing in the area covered by Opotiki District Council.

Funding cannot be provided for the purpose of travel to regional or national events and funding cannot be provided for individuals. Funding is for regular local competition e.g. Saturday morning or weeknight games.

School sports teams or sports clubs 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 competitions played during school time", and/or "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 showing proof of purchases made within the funding period and attach any receipts.

Applications are open until 4pm on Thursday 17 May.

Click here for more information from Opotiki District Council.

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