Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is 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.

Applications closed 24 September 2021, next round is in April 2022.

The Ōtorohanga District Council invites rural sports clubs and rural school teams to apply for financial assistance through the Rural Travel Fund.

The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior teams participating in local sport competition.

Applications for funding from the Rural Travel Fund can be made by rural sport club teams and rural school club teams within the Ōtorohanga District, with members aged between 5 and 19 years, who require financial assistance with transport costs so that they can participate in local sports competitions.

A rural school club team will be eligible for funding if it is participating in a regular local sports competition out of school time, which excludes inter-school and intra-school competitions run during school time.

A rural sports club team will be eligible for funding if it is participating in an organised, regular sports competition through club membership outside of school time.

PLEASE NOTE: Funding will not be provided for, and may not be used for, the purpose of travel to regional or national sports competition.


Council has $6,400 available for the second round of the 2020/21 year. Application Forms and further details outlining the fund are available from reception.

Ōtorohanga District Council, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga or by telephoning 07 873 4000.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Friday 16 April 2021 at 5pm.

Enquiries should be directed to Colin Tutty

Assessment Criteria

The following criteria will be applied when considering applications for funding:

School club teams and sport club teams are defined as:

  • a school club team participating in local sports competitions on weekends. This excludes inter-school and intra-school competitions played during school time.
  • a sports club team participating in organised sports competitions through club membership outside school time.

Two funding rounds are held each year, closing in late April for winter sports teams and late October for summer sports teams.

Talk to us

For information on Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund, please contact us or visit Sport New Zealand.