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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

Martinborough FC will be officially launched on March 25, follow the link for full article.

Are you keen to inspire your community and get more people biking? If you are a person who loves riding their bike and wants to share biking with others, we want to help you become a Ride Leader. See image for workshop details. Delivered in partnership with Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council and Pedal Ready.

Help launch Parks Week 2017! Celebrate the role parks play in keeping our communities and natural environment healthy. Show your love for Welly’s parks by being part of Wellington City Council's photograph of a huge heart! Turn up and be in to win a FitBit Surge and heaps of other prizes. Come early (any time from 12pm) and bring a reusable cup for free coffee and grab a piece of fruit too. The photograph will be happening at 1pm.

Run for Christchurch and our friends at Sport Canterbury this weekend at Cigna Round the Bays. We've opened up 500 charity entries and 50% of the proceeds will be going down south! These special entries are available until 12pm Saturday, enter online at www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz

Online registrations for Cigna Round the Bays end at midnight tonight! Don't miss out on Wellington's largest community sporting event, there's events for all ages and an awesome festival at the finish line in Kilbirnie Park!

Free touch coaching course this Friday at Hutt Park! Spots are limited and registration is essential - see image for more details.

Broga – yoga for the bros that can’t touch their toes! Hutt City Council in partnership with Les Mills Hutt City and Power Living New Zealand are hosting a FREE yoga event for men at Pelorus Trust Sports House on Sunday 26 Feb. Beginners welcome and free BBQ included, see event for more information.

Well done to all who attended sport Wellington's Coach Developer training over the last 2 days. The development of this group has been incredible and it's clear that they will have significant impact on coaching in the Wellington region.

Check out some pics from day 1 of our Coach Developer Training! http://www.sportwellington.org.nz/coachforce-2/

Catch the Asia-Oceania qualification tournament for the 2017 Women's World Floorball Championships at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie. Tournament runs until 5 Feb - Live stream available at https://www.youtube.com/user/iffchannel

Sport Wellington is saddened to hear that distance runner Bernie Portenski has passed away after her brave battle with cancer. Bernie was a true Wellington icon and was recognised by Sport Wellington as Personality of the Year in 1994 and again in 1999. Our thoughts go out to her family at this time.

 

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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