Sports Travel

Funding rounds for the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund are in April and September each year. Applications forms will be available on our website or from our offices when funding rounds are open.


Applications for the rural travel fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural schools teams with young people aged between 5 – 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.
Sport club teams and School club teams are defined as:

  • a sports club team participating in organised sport competition through club membership outside of school time; and/or
  • a school club team participating in local sport competition in weekends, that exclude inter school and intra school competitions played during school time.

Applications can only be made by clubs and schools within the Grey District area.

 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Guidelines (PDF, 465KB)


Recipients from the second funding round of 2017/2018 include:

  • Paroa Junior Soccer
  • Grey Main Football
  • Brunner Rugby League
  • Waro-Rakau Schoolboys Rugby League
  • Grey Valley Netball Club


Applications for financial assistance under the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund are now being called for with approximately $13,000 available for distribution to junior summer sport.

Please see above for criteria.

Application forms and further information can be downloaded below or picked up from:

  • Grey District Council offices
  • Runanga Service Centre
  • Grey District Library

 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Application Form (PDF, 38KB)

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Grey District Council
Telephone 769 8600

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 28 September 2018

Page reviewed: 07 Aug 2018 9:10am