Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

Help with travel costs for rural sports clubs and rural school teams. The goal is to help young people aged between 5-19 year-olds participate in local sports competitions.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund applications are now open!

Sport NZ fully fund the Rural Travel Fund which is administered locally on their behalf by Tasman District Council.

Time of year

There are usually two funding rounds each year, closing 30 April and 31 October. However due to Covid19 the April round was postponed. The new closing date is Friday 10 July 2020. 


The grants provide assistance for:

  • Travel costs related to local regular sports competition for junior teams (5-19 years)

The grants do not provide for:

  • Travel costs related to practice;
  • Travel costs of coaches;
  • Travels costs for regional or national events;
  • Travel costs related to interschool events during school time.

Selection process

A Council assessment committee made up of local councillors considers all applications and apportions available funds accordingly. More detailed guidelines are available when applications open. Please read these when making your funding application.

Application form and guide

Application forms are available at Tasman District Council offices and Libraries or on the link below.

Further Information

For more information contact Lani Evans - Community Partnerships Coordinator, Tasman District Council

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