Funding for Sports

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The Sport NZ Rural Tr
avel Fund is designed to help subsidise rural travel for junior sports teams to allow them to participate in more local sporting competitions. 


To assist the development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy


Organisations and schools with participants aged between five and 19 years playing sport for a club or school club who meet the rural travel fund criteria. (The fund is not available for travelling to regional or national events.)

The following criteria are applied when considering applications for funding:

  • School club teams – a school club team participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, which excludes inter-school and intra-school competitions played during school time.
  • Sports club teams – a sports club team participating in organised, regular sport competition through club membership outside of school time.

For more, check out the Rural Travel Fund Guidelines.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is the last Friday of October every year.

You can download the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund Application Form (DOC, 100KB) or obtain a printed form from Council offices on Gorge Road, Queenstown and Ardmore St, Wanaka.

For further information please contact:

Jan Maxwell - Arts and Events Facilitator
03 441 0469 or 027 233 7934