Funding still available for sports clubs


SPORT and recreation clubs have just more than a week to get their applications in for their share of more than $300,000 in resilience funding.

Sport Southland is administering the Southland portion of the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund, which started with a pool of $327,000.

The fund aims to help organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by Covid-19, and was part of a nationwide $15m relief package from Sport NZ.

Clubs could receive up to $1000, while regional sports organisations could receive up to $40,000.

Southland chief executive Brendon McDermott said the fund was about helping clubs survive the immediate impacts of Covid-19.

“We hope that by getting their share of the funding pie, clubs are placed in a better position to navigate through the disruption caused by Covid.”

Sport NZ chief executive Peter Miskimmin said play, active recreation, and sport had a key role in maintaining individual health and well-being, bringing communities together, and keeping those communities strong.

  • To apply for the Community Resilience Fund, sport and recreation clubs and organisations could go to Applications close on Friday, June 19, at 5pm.

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