Community Resilience Fund

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti is proud to be partnering with Sport NZ to administer the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund in our region.

If you are a regional organisation or club, affiliated to one of Sport NZ’s National Partners (list found here), or you are a Māori Sports Club or organisation which is not affiliated to a National Partner but, can gain endorsement from one of Sport NZ’s Maori Partners (more detail to come) then you could be eligible for financial support through the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund.

The Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19.

Clubs can apply for $1,000 in support.  Regional recreation and sports organisations can apply for up to $40,000.

Eligibility

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 not intended for the National organisations that already receive investment directly from Sport NZ.  Instead it is for the regional and local organisations that form their networks (i.e. clubs).

The Fund is for organisations that are already materially negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and/or will be materially negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions for the period April to June 2020.

This means that:

  • the organisation cannot pay bills for fixed administration costs (excluding wages) in the three months from 1 April to 30 June 2020,
  • even after accessing reserves and receiving other support from the national body, government and others,
  • as a result of lost income or income that is very likely to be delayed by more than six months, because of impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.

To find out more download our fund guidelines.

We know that some Māori Sports Clubs or organisations may not be affiliated to national bodies, however nonaffiliated Māori organisations who wish to apply can receive endorsement from one of Sport New Zealand’s He Oranga Poutama providers or a recognised Māori National Sport Organisations (Māori NSO). Click here for more details.

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online, and will be processed by our team as quickly as possible.

To complete the application, you will need to provide information regarding your organisation’s financial position, including your most recent financials, annual fixed costs and proof of banking details.

If you don’t have all the info you need right away, the application form enables you to save your progress and come back to it later. When you do so, make sure you enter a valid email address.

The fund is first-in, first-served and will close on 19 June, or when funds are depleted.

More information:

If you have any questions prior to then, please email us on crf@sportgisborne.org.nz or Sport NZ on crf@sportnz.org.nz

Click here to read the Sport NZ fact sheet.