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FREE Ride Leader workshops are being held on 12 & 13 May! In these workshops you will learn how to lead a great ride through the principles of Adventure, Wellbeing and Enjoyment. Delivered in partnership with Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Pedal Ready and Sport Wellington.

Netball Central Zone are hosting Silver Ferns Performance Analyst Dr Bobby Willcox on May 3rd to discuss performance analysis methods and strategies. This workshop will assist coaches to understand the statistical elements of sport at an elite level - see poster for details.

Congratulations to our very own Ken Allen on being named Volunteer of the Year at the Wellington Phoenix FC's End of Season Awards night! Ken is Sport Wellington's Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor and has been volunteering on match days for the Phoenix since they were founded back in 2007. Ken dedicates a huge part of his to life to growing volunteerism and this award is greatly deserved, well done Ken!

Due to a large number of requests, nominations will remain open until Monday 24 April 2017 at 12pm. Celebrate excellence and success from the various contributors in your sport be they coaches, athletes, volunteers or leaders - nominate today!

The next Capital Football Master Class is coming up. This is a FREE event open to any and all junior coaches.

Check out our latest Sport Connector newsletter! Subscribe and keep up to date with monthly news and activities from around the Greater Wellington region.

Celebrate excellence and recognise those who've contributed to your sport over the past year! This is a chance to not only showcase your high performing sportspeople but to also shine a light on the administrators, volunteers and officials who make your sport happen. Nominations for the Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards are open, nominate now! http://wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz/

Getting Started in Coaching courses are back! Sport Wellington’s Getting Started in Coaching courses are being rolled out through April & May for community coaches! These courses provide a great foundation for coaches to move into sport specific coach development, registration is FREE. Register here: www.sportwellington.org.nz/getting-started-in-coaching-gelcc/ Additional dates for Porirua/Tawa, Wellington and the Wairarapa areas to come as venue details are confirmed.

Team Wellington are champions again!! Well done to the team and everyone involved, glad to see the trophy is staying in the capital for another year!

The Shift Challenge is a FREE accelerator programme for all types of young Wellington women who want to make a difference to the wellbeing of other young women in their community. If you’re 15-20 years old, identify as a woman, and live, work or learn in the Wellington region, this could be a great opportunity for you. Check out the Shift Challenge website for all the info including how to be a mentor. https://www.shiftnz.org/shift-challenge

Congratulations to Team Wellington for booking a spot in the Stirling Sports Premiership final against Auckland City for the second year in a row! The final will be held on Sunday at QBE Stadium in Auckland, good luck guys! #TeeDubs

Come along to Westpac Stadium today (4.15pm to 5.30pm) and meet Chris Wood, Glen Moss and a number of the All Whites. There will be opportunities for photos and autographs, so bring your favourite shirt, ball or boots and show your support for the team! Entry to the signing session along with parking is free. Public entry will be through Aisle 20 and the signing session will take place on the field. Wet weather alternative will be in the Concourse.

Nominations for the 2017 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards are now open! Acknowledge, promote and celebrate the contribution that sport makes to the wider Wellington community - see website for details.

Our friends at Cigna New Zealand are running an awesome competition! You could win a $2,000 funding boost for your club and a $500 voucher for yourself!

Capital Zone Basketball Trust are hosting a FREE Community Referee Course in the Wairarapa on Monday 27 March 4-7pm at Chanel College. Register for the course by emailing training@capitalbasketball.org

 

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 three categories 1) Local Trusts, 2) Council development funds 3) 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.                                                                                                           


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. Gaming trusts

PRIME COMMUNITY TRUST

If you are a non-profit, community based sports club, cultural group, charitable trust, incorporated society or similar organisation, that is based in the Wairarapa or benefits Wairarapa resident, you may qualify for funding. Click here to view the funding criteria.

TRUST HOUSE

Trust House are a community owned enterprise dedicated to returning support to their communities. Read more here 

Trust house Funder and Sponsor to Wairarapa Secondary School Sports Award 2015.  Read more here 

LANDS TRUST MASTERTON 

Income generated through these leases has fostered progress in the Masterton township since 1871 through the provision of grants and scholarships to support educational, cultural and community initiatives. Read more here


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

 

Applications for the 2015/2016 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund have now closedFor more information please contact Sandra Hayes on (06) 3794030 or email sandra.hayes@cdc.govt.nz

SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

Applications for the 2015/2016 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund have now closed. For more information please contact Suzanne Clark (06) 3069611 or email the grant administrator


Gaming Trusts in Wairarapa - as at November 2016

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.

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.

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.

PRIME COMMUNITY TRUST is a charitable trust that was formed for the pimary purpose of promoting and developing amateur sport in South Wairarapa. To find out more information click here.

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.

Sponsorship Guide -  click here

Funding Guide - click here


 

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