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Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

9 June 2014

The 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.

Who is eligible?

This fund is available to territorial authorities - generally councils - to support rural sports clubs and rural school teams in areas that have less than 10 people per square kilometre.

See the eligible councils list below.

Applications and questions

If interested in applying or have questions about eligibility, please contact your local participating territorial authority directly.

Note: The fund is not available for travelling to regional or national events or to one-off events.

Criteria

The following criteria will be applied by respective TAs when considering applications.

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."

Eligible councils

  • Ashburton District Council
  • Buller District Council
  • Carterton District Council
  • Central Hawkes Bay District Council
  • Central Otago District Council
  • Chatham Island Council
  • Clutha District Council
  • Far North District Council
  • Gisborne District Council
  • Grey District Council
  • Gore District Council
  • Hurunui District Council
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • Kaipara District Council
  • Mackenzie District Council
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Opotiki District Council
  • Otorohanga District Council
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Rangitikei District Council
  • Ruapehu District Council
  • Selwyn District Council
  • South Taranaki District Council
  • South Wairarapa District Council
  • Southland District Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • Tararua District Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • Taupo District Council
  • Waimate District Council
  • Wairoa District Council
  • Waitaki District Council
  • Waitomo District Council
  • Westland District Council
  • Whakatane District Council

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