Sport NZ has made $15m of funding available to regional and local sport and recreation organisations across NZ as part of their new Community Resilience Fund, which will be open for applications from 10am on Monday 11 May.
The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund (the fund) aims to deliver funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19. It is specifically targeted at recreation and sports organisations affiliated to Sport NZ investment partners and Maori organisations whose main focus is the delivery of sport and recreation, that are experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.
Financial hardship means unable to pay bills for administrative costs incurred in the period April to June 2020, regardless of whether programs being delivered – such as phones, power, insurance, rates or rent, and audit fees. It is not for organisations that already receive investment directly from Sport NZ, but for the regional and local organisations that form their networks.
Up to $1000 is available for clubs, and $40,000 for regional sport or recreation bodies. Sport Northland will be administering this fund in our region on behalf of Sport NZ and more information is available on our website along with this factsheet(PDF, 82KB). We encourage you to apply for the fund and we will contact you if any other funds or grants become available during this time.
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