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

There are two funding rounds each year, closing 30 April and 31 October.

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 forms are available on the Tasman District Council website and also at the Tasman District Council offices and Libraries.

For more information contact the Community Partnerships Coordinator, Tasman District Council.


Tasman District Council
189 Queen Street

Postal Address:
Private Bag 4


(03) 543 8400


Lani Evans
Community Partnerships Coordinator
[email protected]

Open Hours

Monday to Friday - 8am to 4.30pm

Tasman District Council Queen Street

Tasman District Council Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand

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