Community sports funding


The Foundation's Community Sports Fund provides funding for community groups travelling to Asia to engage in cultural activities.

About the Community Sports Fund

By providing sportspeople the opportunity to extend their experiences to include cultural activities, we hope to help ignite their curiosity to learn more about the country they are visiting with the expectation that they share their experiences on their return to New Zealand.

Funding Deadlines

The latest application round has closed.

The Foundation will notify applicants of the outcome of their funding request within six weeks of the closing date of the application round. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation's sports adviser Kirsty Sharp: [email protected], 0274589641.

Eligibility

Community sports funding is available for:

  • non-professional sports people only
  • athletes aged 14 and over
  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

The main criteria for travelling to Asia must be to participate, train, upskill or officiate in sport.

What's covered?

Funding can go towards transportation, tickets, entry fees, food and accommodation (at the discretion of the Foundation).*

The following is a list of some suggested activities:

  • Visit a cultural site, such a shrine, museum or gallery
  • Attend a sporting event
  • Attend a festival
  • Participate in a craft-making workshop

*Please speak to Kirsty Sharp if you have any questions about the eligibility of the activities you wish to do

How much can I apply for?

Applicants can apply for up to $7,000.

How to apply

The latest application round has closed.

The Foundation will notify applicants of the outcome of their funding request within six weeks of the closing date of the application round.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation's sports adviser Kirsty Sharp: [email protected] / 0274589641.

 

Terms and conditions

Sports groups receiving funds are required to extend their itinerary while in Asia beyond the sports activity and experience the culture of the host nation.

Groups must be given approval to travel by their NSO (National Sport Organisation).

There will be several options where you can acknowledge the Foundation’s  support, prior, during and on return, these will be discussed with the successful recipients.

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

 Foundation funding recipients are expected to:

  • provide a 500-600 word article for the Asia New Zealand Foundation website, including photos (to be submitted while undertaking the trip or within two weeks of completion).
  • submit a report on their experience accounting for how the funding was spent (further details will be provided to successful applicants)
  • seek opportunities to share their experience on return to New Zealand
  • remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Please read the full terms and conditions

It should be noted that the Asia New Zealand Foundation is liable to inspection by the Office of the Auditor General. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to account for the spending of funds received. The Foundation will require the funds to be returned if their use cannot be adequately accounted for.

Applicants must submit reports on any outstanding funds they have received before a new application will be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Questions

For more information please contact Asia New Zealand Foundation sports adviser Kirsty Sharp.

[email protected] 

0274589641