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Rural travel fund

Rural Travel Fund

The Rural Travel Fund was launched by Sport New Zealand in response to concerns raised by Territorial Authorities about the lack of participation in sports by young people living in rural communities.

The Rural Travel Fund subsidises travel for junior teams participating in local sports competitions outside of school time.

Sport New Zealand provides Rural Travel Funding to Territorial Authorities that have less than 10 people per square kilometre, and who wish to participate in the Rural Travel Fund. Those Territorial Authorities then provide the funding to junior teams, and administer the funding.

Read the 2021 - 2024 Rural Travel Fund Guidelines here.

2022/2023 Application Forms are available here or on request. Please contact the Community Development Advisor, 027 7735 236.

More information can be found at the following website: Rural NZ Travel Fund