9 May 2020
Sport NZ has created a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels of sport and active recreation.
The funds have been made available through savings achieved from the reprioritisation of Sport NZ’s work programme in the wake of COVID-19, as well as the drawing down on cash reserves.
This week’s announcement follows an initial package of support for Sport NZ and High Performance Sport NZ partners announced in early April. This provided financial certainty for National Sport and Recreation Organisations, Regional Sport Trusts others, with funding commitments totalling $70 million per annum. Partners were provided with flexibility on how these funds could be used to reflect the challenging circumstances resulting from COVID-19 through until 30 June 2021.
The second tranche of support announced today has a focus on providing relief for struggling local and regional sport and recreation organisations. This relief will be provided via a $15m Community Resilience Fund.
Read more about the relief package here
Community Resilience Fund
Information for applicants
Sport Bay of Plenty is proud to be partnering with Sport NZ to administer the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund in our region. The Fund will be available to regional organisations, as well as clubs from 10am on Monday 11 May.
If you are a sports club or recreation organisation affiliated to one of Sport NZ’s National Partners, or you are a Māori Sports Club or organisation which is not affiliated to a National Partner but, can gain endorsement from one of Sport NZ’s Maori Partners (more detail to come) then you could be eligible for financial support through the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund.
The Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19.
Clubs can apply for $1,000 in support. Regional recreation and sports organisations can apply for up to $40,000.
Read more about eligibility and how to apply here