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 2020-21 year are now open.  You can complete and return an application form to apply. Applications close Friday 2 November 2020 at 4pm.

Sport NZ Rural Trav​el Fund Application Form (PDF, 251KB)


Sport NZ requires organisations that receive funding to return an accountability form showing proof of purchases made within the funding period and attach any receipts.​


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 18 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 Iranui Huriwai, the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Administrator for Opotiki District Council, by phone on (07) 3153031 or email​

Page reviewed: 10 Sep 2020 2:26pm