Return to Play fund

The Sport Wellington 'Return to Play' fund opened on Wednesday 17 June and closes 5 pm Friday 10 July (or earlier if the funds are fully distributed before the close-off date the fund will operate on a first-in, first-served basis). If successful, applicants can expect to receive payment within 10 working days of their application being submitted.

The fund is available to community sport, active recreation, health and physical activity providers. There are no affiliation requirements. Refer below for some examples of the types of organisations that can apply.

What the fund covers

  • Applicants can claim for COVID-19 related expenses such as the purchase of COVID signage/printing, hygiene items e.g. hand sanitiser and PPE gear, and costs associated with contact tracing apps; if organisations have yet to purchase these, they can do so before 10 July, with the funds to be applied retrospectively.
  • The costs need to have been incurred between 25 March-10 July 2020.
  • Eligible costs of up to $3,000 (exclusive of GST if you are GST registered) will be reimbursed so long as proof of purchase is attached to the application.  

 

Examples of the types of organisations that can apply for this fund 

The Sport Wellington ‘Return to Play’ Fund is available to community sport, active recreation, health and physical activity providers that work to increase the physical activity levels, and thus wellbeing, of Wellingtonians; there are no affiliation requirements for this fund. Below is a list of the types of organisations that we can fund:

  • Community Sporting organisations (e.g. Regional Sports Organisations, Local Sporting Clubs)

  • Community physical activity/recreation providers (e.g. local Community Strength and Balance providers, independent exercise instructors, health organisations who deliver community physical activity programmes)

  • Youth providers (e.g. Ignite Sport, YouthTown, Shift) 

  • Disability organisations (e.g. Riding for the Disabled Club, Halberg Foundation)

 

What you need to apply

The application form is very simple and should only take about 10 minutes to complete, so long as you have your invoice and receipts/proof of purchase saved on your computer ready to upload.

Documents for attachment can be saved as word, excel, pdf, jpeg or png files.

Remember, the costs need to be for the purchase of COVID signage/printing, hygiene items e.g. hand sanitiser and PPE gear, and costs associated with contact tracing apps.

 

Continue to apply

If you have any questions, please email returntoplay@sportwellington.org.nz