This fund supports regional sports organisations to provide programmes and services that encourage active participation and healthy lifestyles.
Total Fund: $450,000 per annum
Apply: Open 1 December 2021, Close 15 March 2022
If you have any questions about regional sports organisation funding ring 0800 500 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are accepted from organisations recognised as the Regional Sports Organisations for our area - Southland, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Tapanui and Heriot areas.
These Regional Sports Organisations need to be:
To apply your RSO also needs to be:
Please refer to How to Apply below
If your annual operating expenditure for your last financial year is:
Then we need your audited annual financial statements*
Then we need your audited or reviewed annual financial statements*
Then we need your annual financial statements - these don't need to be audited or reviewed unless your organisation's Constitution or Trust Deed requires you to do so.
* Will need to be undertaken by an independent qualified accountant
Regional Sports Organisations can use their funding for whatever areas of their operation are a priority and that are particularly aligned to our Active Lifestyle priorities.
Your continued funding depends on you providing us with your annual RSO application by mid-February each year. In December your RSO will be emailed a direct link and instructions on how to access the application.
To help you prepare, you will need to provide:
You will need to contact us to make sure you are eligible and for details on the application process.
We carry out an initial review of your application to make sure you can apply.
We calculate your funding using a set formula that is based on the number of participants in your sporting code:
For the purposes of funding the following applies:
Important to note: A person can be counted once only e.g. a person who is a player, coach and/or referee is regarded as one participant.
The following are not considered to be participants for the purposes of funding:
You will find here a sample database spreadsheet. Although most RSOs provide their database of affiliated members in an Excel spreadsheet, there are some that are still submitting handwritten sheets. We have developed a template consisting of the information we require to assist all RSOs transition into Excel. This doesn’t preclude you from using your own spreadsheet as long as it includes this information.
Applications are considered in May each year and the contact person in your application will receive an email. Payment of RSO funding will be made by the end of May.