Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund


​​​​​​​​​About the fund

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

​How to apply

Applications for the 2016-017 year have now closed.  Please check back from March next year for the next funding round opening.


Have you previously been allocated funds and still need to file your accountability form?  You can download one here: Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Accountability form​ (PDF, 46KB).


Approximately $9,500 is available to allocate per year. One funding round is held each year.


Application for the rural travel fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

Funding is not provided for the purpose of travel to regional or national events.

Assessment Criteria

The following criteria shall be applied when considering applications for funding.  School club teams and sport club 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”.

More Information

​You can contact Joseph Hayes, the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Administrator for Opotiki District Council, by phone on (07) 3153031 or email​. 

Page reviewed: 15 May 2017 11:02am