Our sports scholarships celebrate achievement, recognise talent and encourage future participation through positive role models. Supporting emerging and elite athletes, administrators and officials to reach their potential inspires others to participate and to be physically active.
Our Sport Scholarship fund encourages:
The value of these scholarships varies depending on the location and level of competition/event and range from $500 within New Zealand to $3,000 for Olympic Games and Paralympics.
Total fund: $65,000 per annum
Apply: Anytime - but you do need to apply before your event has started
We also support the sport and recreation sector through our various granting programmes.
Read What We Fund to find out more.
Consideration may be given to athletes who have left our area for study/ sporting endeavours - but whose immediate family still lives in our area.
Our funding is intended to be a contribution in recognition of the costs involved in competing at a New Zealand representative level.
Indicative Scholarship Values
If you are under 18 years of age you will need to include a completed Parent/Guardian Consent form as part of their application.
You will need a letter stating you have been selected for a New Zealand team from your National Sporting Organisation and a letter from your local Regional Sporting Organisation advising that you are affiliated to them.
Applications are made online, and if you haven’t applied before you need to register by providing your name and email address as well as creating a password – it only takes a moment.
Once registered you can log in at any time to start an application or to access it again later, so you can work on it over time. To help you prepare you can also download the application form so you can see the questions we ask.
We carry out an initial review of your application to make sure you can apply and then staff review your application to help trustees to make an informed decision on your application.
We may also contact you to ask further questions about your application.
It takes up to 8 weeks for a decision and you’ll be sent an email letting you know the outcome of your application.
If your application is successful, the email will outline the amount approved and any funding conditions. Read our Managing Your Funding for more information.
If your application is unsuccessful the email will outline the reasons for your application being declined.
Successful applicants will need to provide an accountability report within 2 months of completing the activity for which funding was awarded. The report will be available online.
If you have any further questions about funding for individuals ring 0800 500 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org