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Nominations close at midday on Monday 23 April. This is your last chance to make a nomination for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Showcase your high performing sportspeople and shine a light on the administrators, volunteers, officials and leaders who make your sport happen! Nominate now at www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz

Over 200 secondary school students developed their coaching skills across a number of workshops held throughout the Wellington region this month. In partnership with College Sport Wellington and ACCSportSmart, the KiwiSport funded ‘Getting Started in Coaching’ courses give attendees a ‘start up toolkit’ to build their coaching confidence and equip them with the skills to provide a positive experience for those they are coaching and ensure their ongoing participation in sport. Since 2015, 26 secondary schools and over 1,000 students have taken part in the courses resulting in an impact on more than 10,000 children in the greater Wellington region. And a big thanks to Wellington Rugby, Capital Football, Capital Hockey, Capital Zone Basketball Trust, Netball Wellington Centre, Netball Hutt Valley Centre,and Kapi Mana Netball Centre for delivering sessions throughout the courses!

Check out this great piece on Wellington teenager and Aotea College Head Boy, Seamus Curtin, who has been dreaming… https://t.co/qgZl3mOQ2S

We're extremely excited to see that Shift Wellington City has been named as a finalist in the 2018 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards' Community Impact category for their 'Just Shift It' initiative 🎉🏆🎉 Shift is funded through KiwiSport's Regional Partnership Fund which is administered by Sport Wellington. Shift's goal is to improve physical literacy, increase participation, build confidence, remove barriers and grow young female leaders both within Wellington and beyond. Well done team, and good luck! See the full list of finalists here: http://bit.ly/2uVdzcX

Congratulations to Wellington's Lewis Clareburt on winning Bronze in the 400m Individual Medley! 🥉🏊‍♂️ The 2017 Emerging Sportsman of the Year smashed his personal best by over four seconds and set a new national record in the process - awesome effort!!! #GC2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards! Nominate now and find more inform… https://t.co/HQQL1tK5EN

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards! Nominate at www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz. Organised each year by Sport Wellington, the awards serve to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate the contribution that sport makes to the wider Wellington community. The awards consist of 12 categories recognising the sporting excellence of athletes, teams, volunteers, officials, coaches and leaders during the given achievement period.

Congratulations to Lindsay Johnson on receiving the Eastbourne Order of Excellence Award in recognition of being an inspiring teacher and leader of the Eastbourne Karate Dojo for 20 years. Did you know that we have over 25 Karate clubs, schools and dojos in the greater Wellington region? Visit our website to find one near you: http://bit.ly/WgtnKarate

Capital Football and Central Football successfully introduced thousands of females to the beautiful game recently during their Girls and Women’s Weeks. Festivals were held at three venues across the region – Te Rauparaha Arena, Walter Nash Centre and ASB Sports Centre. Over 1,400 girls from various primary and intermediate schools took part with many of these trying futsal for the first time. “The festivals were designed for players of all abilities and gave girls a chance to try futsal in a safe and enjoyable environment with their peers,” Capital Football Women’s Development Officer Emma Evans says.

Have you seen the findings from Sport New Zealand's Value of Sport study yet? The study explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country. We highly recommend you take some time to have a read over the weekend 📖👀☕

The Shift the Trend workshop - 21 March, 2pm-5pm. This workshop is an affordable professional development opportunity for anyone with an interest in improving the wellbeing of young women, including community sport providers, PE teachers & sports coordinators. This three hour group session will take a 'what & how to' approach, help you better understand young women as a key user group, provide a range of insights, Shift tips and tricks and practical examples. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/nThDR0PpiTawiE5h1 Shift Wellington City

Netball Central Zone are inviting coaches to an exciting development opportunity presented by current TWOR Central Pulse Assistant Coach Sandra Edge MBE. The workshop is being held 1-3pm Sunday 25th March at Netball Manawatu, Vautier Park, Palmerston North. Cost is $15 and registrations are now open.

Teara and her children have been taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle and are now seeing some big, positive changes. Read how being part of the Sport Wellington Active Families programme has changed how they approach physical activity and nutrition together as a whanau for the better.

We're so pleased to hear that Dirt School, started by our dear friend and colleague Peter, is up and running again on the Kapiti Coast :) Dirt School at Waikanae Park, March 25. Fun races for all abilities and age groups up to 17 years. Registrations are from 1pm. Age group races start at 1:40pm. Under 5 year olds are free. Over 5s are $5. The races cater for all fitness and skill abilities. Interschool races are booked for April 10, open to riders from all local primary schools.

It's almost time! If you haven't secured your place at Cigna Round the Bays yet, now is your opportunity! Registrations end MIDNIGHT tomorrow night - limited spots are available so make a move! Cigna Achilles Half Marathon and Bluebridge 10km have sold out, so lock in your 6.5km category bib now before they run out too! Register now at www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz, see you all on Sunday... #CignaRTB

 

This information is specific to Wairarapa with the bulk of the information on the funding advice page.

Funds for the provision and support of community sport in the Wairarapa fall into four categories 1) Local Trusts, 2) Council Development Funds, 3) Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for Junior Sports, 4) Gaming Trusts. It needs noting that specific areas are served by specific gaming trusts, as qualified by the presence of each trusts machines in that area.

The Sport New Zealand directory of potential funding sources is a great resource to search for different approaches to funding specific projects. 


1. Local trusts

EASTERN & CENTRAL COMMUNITY TRUST

The Eastern & Central Community Trust is an independent, charitable trust, and is open and accountable to it's community. The Trust regularly donates money to community groups within its area; donations amount to around $5 million per annum. The aim is to help these groups achieve the things they believe will make their communities a better place for all who live there. Donations are for charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational projects or services. If a community group identifies a special need and shows a commitment to helping itself, it will receive consideration.

ROBERT ALGIE MEMORIAL SPORTS TRUST INC

The Robert Algie Memorial Sports Trust Incorporated became established in 1990, two years after the talented young sportsman died. The Trust has as its goal the promotion and support of sporting activity for people under the age of 20 years in the Wairarapa Region. Download application form here.

GREYTOWN TRUST LANDS

Greytown Trust Lands is a non-profit organisation governed by an Act of Parliament. The Trust has it's origins in the Small Farms Settlement Association, set up in 1853 to provide land either by sale or lease  to new residents to buy houses, but now manages and owns property on a commercial basis, with all profits being made available to the community. While most properties are situated in Greytown the trust owns property in other Wairarapa towns, Napier and Wanganui.
As from April 2015 there will be TWO major funding rounds - September & March. Applications will still be accepted on a monthly basis for urgent grants to be considered at the monthly Trust Board meetings. Please note it is at the Trustees discretion to determine what they consider to be a grant for holding over for the September and March rounds.  
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application form, please click here. Applications can also be picked up at the Greytown Trust Lands office, 124 Main St, Greytown.  

MASTERTON TRUST LANDS TRUST (MTLT)

MTLT is a unique community-owned property trust that supports education, arts and culture, and community initiatives in Masterton.  Established in 1872 to own and manage surplus land not sold to Masterton’s working class settlers, MTLT owns a large portfolio of commercial land and buildings in the town.  Income from property rentals is returned to Masterton people in the form of grants for educational, cultural and community activities.  Grants are available to educational institutions, community organisations and individuals who live or operate within the MTLT district. Education is the main focus of the grants programme with assistance provided at early childhood, primary, intermediate, secondary and tertiary levels.  Other grants are provided for arts and culture and to non-profit community groups. Read more here www.mtlt.org.nz


2. Council development funds

 SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCILS - COMMUNITY BOARD GRANTS

The Community Boards consider grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The criteria for each board is slightly different but the maximum grant that can be applied for is the same at $500 per application. To view the SWDC grants page on their website click here

 

Applications will be considered at the next available community board meeting after submission.


3. Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for Junior Sports

Sports Clubs and schools are invited to apply for grants to subsidise travel costs to enable their junior teams aged 5-19 years to participate in local sport competitions.  Funding is not available for regional or national events or sports competitions undertaken in school time. Sports clubs or schools are required to apply to their respective Councils.

CARTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL

There is one funding round per year held in February. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Contacting Gerry Brooking: email gerry@cdc.govt.nz or ph (06) 379 4083

 

Applications close Friday 23rd February 2018

SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL

The 2017/2018 fund has been fully allocated to nine clubs and one school. We expect the 2018/2019 fund to be available from 1 July 2018.

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Clark (06) 306 9611 or email the grant administrator


4. Gaming Trusts in Wairarapa - as at DECEMber 2017

FIRST SOVEREIGN TRUST LIMITED is a holder of a Class 4 Operators licence. It was established in March 2011 with a primary focus to raise and distribute grants (net proceeds) to the racing industry and community throughout New Zealand. To find out more information click here.

INFINITY FOUNDATION provides funding across New Zealand to worthy community organisations with grants to sport, education, health, welfare and the arts. They do not fund individual sports people. For more information click here.

NEW ZEALAND RACING BOARD is a Class 4 Operator that mainly applies net proceeds for it's own Racing Authorised Purposes, either itself or through the codes (as defined in the Facing Act 2003). NZRB has determined that up to 20% of it's net proceeds shall be distributed to it's Sport's Authorised Purposes. To find out more information click here.

PELORUS TRUST is a charitable trust based in Lower Hutt which raises funds for charitable, philanthropic and sporting purposes through the operation of gaming machines. To find out more information click here.

THE LION FOUNDATION is one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. Since 1988 they have returned over $750 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes all around New Zealand. To find out more click here.

TRILLION TRUST is a New Zealand based charitable trust, incorporated in May 1999 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. The Trust was formed to provide support to other New Zealand based charitable and not-for-profit organisations through grants for specific purposes that benefit the community. Since that time the Trust has provided over $105 million in grants to thousands of community organisations. To find out more information click here

TRUST HOUSE is a community owned enterprise dedicated to returning support to our community. Every year they grant funding to hundreds of initiatives that make living in our communities more social, more interesting, healthier and safer. To find out more information click here.

To view the list of local venues visit the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) website.

Sponsorship Guide example -  click here

Funding Guide example - click here

If you require more information on funding please contact Sport Wellington Wairarapa on (06) 370 0157


 

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