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.
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:
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.
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