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Maggie and Maya are two of our Wellington Pathway to Podium athletes. Good luck!!

We totally agree with Cigna's Healthy Life Tip! Check out our post this morning about the September Wellington Buggy Walks

Keep an eye on our monthly buggy walks within the Wellington region!

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors of the 2017 WHG Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. With 720 attendees it was a fantastic night celebrating regional sporting success. Check out the highlights video and tag people in the comments if you see them. bit.ly/highlightsSPOY2017

Great work by Nick Willis from Lower Hutt making up a number of places over the closing stages of the World Champs 1500m race, finishing eighth in 3:36.82. Nick was happy to be placed eighth in the world after surgery and just ten weeks training. We look forward to seeing him compete in the Commonwealth Games, Queensland, Australia in April next year!

RT @SportNZ: READ || @SportWgtn has coordinated a regional strategy for the planning & delivery of sport & active rec in Wgtn. https://t.co…

Congratulations to Libby Leikis! One of our Wellington Pathway to Podium athletes at the Word Para Athletics Junior Champs, Libby ran a personal best and a New Zealand record! Running in the under 20 grade, T37 200m, Libby's time of 32.54 seconds broke the NZ record by half a second. Sport Wellington interviewed Libby prior to her leaving and she said "It's really exciting knowing that I'll be wearing the black singlet representing New Zealand, I hope I do it proud." We think you have!

America's Cup winner, Wellingtonian Josh Junior inspired a room full of Pathway to Podium athletes last week. Having represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympics helped to prepare Josh for the pressure of his first America’s Cup campaign, dealing with the expectations, performing under pressure and remaining composed – whatever the situation! Heading off to skipper in the Extreme Sailing Series in Europe, read more about what Josh is up to here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/95517620/americas-cup-winner-josh-junior-joins-nz-extreme-sailing-team

Congratulations to all of the athletes who recently competed at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Our Wellington athletes performed extremely well and picked up medals in multiple swimming events and the high jump. Lewis Clareburt, winner of the 2017 Emerging Sportsman of the Year at this year's Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards, picked up 7 medals in the pool - 3 gold and 4 silver!

Hutt City Council's Northeast Kids project was a finalist in the 'Sport for Sustainable Cities & Communities Award' at the Beyond Sport Global Awards in New York - well done guys!

We are excited to announce the Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund 2015-2018 has opened a new funding round for 2017! We invite schools, clubs, sports and community organisations who have a project or an initiative that provides new or expands sporting opportunities for school-aged children across our region and requires funding to get off the ground. We are holding both an OPEN FUND round and a TARGETED FUND round. Have a look at our latest newsletter for further information of how to apply.

The date for Wellington's iconic fun run and walk has been set - see you at the start line in 2018! #CignaRTB

Sport Wellington would like to congratulate our Deputy Chair, Paula Tesoriero, on being appointed as the next Disability Rights Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission. A former Paralympian, Paula has a high profile in the disability sector where she served as Deputy Chair of the NZ Artificial Limb Service and a Board member of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Sport Wellington Chair, David Clarke says “Paula’s appointment to the the role of Disability Rights Commissioner reflects her significant talents as well as her extensive knowledge and experience in the disability sector. We congratulate her and look forward to supporting her in this next stage of her career." Paula begins her three-year term from the 31st of July.

The Sport Wellington Performance Hub is very excited to announce a new partnership with Les Mills! Les Mills Wellington is now the gym partner of our Performance Hub, giving young athletes access to their world class facilities in both Wellington and Hutt City. Les Mills Extreme - Les Mills Lambton Quay - Les Mills Hutt City

2017 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards - presented by Sport Wellington. Wednesday 14 June - TSB Bank Arena Congratulations to all of the 2017 finalists and winners!

 

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.  

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. 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 


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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