Sport NZ injects $211,317 short-term relief package into Tairāwhiti 

Sport NZ has today announced a $15m Community Resilience Fund to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels across New Zealand.

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti will be administering the Tairāwhiti portion of $211,317 on behalf of Sport NZ.

The fund opens on Monday 11 May and closes on the 19th of June, or earlier if the funds run out. Eligible organisations can apply for a maximum of $1,000 for clubs and $40,000 for regional bodies.

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti CEO, Stefan Pishief said, “This is fantastic news for our region and welcome opportunity to help many of our codes, clubs, and grass-roots organisations that we know are really hurting at the moment. They deserve all of our support.”

“Play, active recreation and sport are so critical to the well-being of everyone in Tairāwhiti. It keeps us healthy, allows us to connect with one another, and strengthens our communities.”

“We know this fund won’t solve all of the challenges being faced by our sector at the moment, but it will certainly assist our community to safely return to the activities that they love and have been desperately missing during this lockdown.”

More information on today’s announcement is on Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti’s website at or you can email