Sport New Zealand has this week announced a new fund designed to assist as short-term relief for Regions and Clubs across all sports throughout the country.
From Monday 11th May, all 6 of our Waka Ama Regions and all Waka Ama New Zealand affiliated Waka Ama Clubs will be eligible to apply to the Sport New Zealand Community Resilience fund.
This 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, the Government, and others
· as a result of lost income or income that is likely to be delayed by more than six months, because of impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.
It is intended to help cover fixed administration costs that you are currently unable to pay because of financial hardship caused by the impact of COVID-19.
This includes costs of:
• Rent or facilities hire
• Equipment hire
• Eft-pos fees
• Audit fees
• IT support arrangements
• Accountancy support arrangements, and other fixed costs associated with the Annual General Meeting
• Costs of events or programmes that had to be cancelled (not just delayed) because of Covid-19, where the costs can’t be eliminated.
The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund does not cover:
• Costs of new programmes or events
• Costs incurred outside the period April to June 2020
• Costs associated with professional athletes, professional sports teams, academies, or rep teams
• Capital costs
• Costs that are already covered by other relief arrangements; e.g. through support from your regional or national organisations, by a rent holiday, by the council or other landowner reducing charges for the use of facilities, by rates relief, by the Government’s Wages Subsidy or other Government agencies.
• Wage or salary costs. These may be covered by the Government Wage Subsidy. The Sport NZ website has more information for employers here: Employment Support.
Clubs can apply for up to $1,000
Regions can apply for up to $40,000
How do you apply:
Clubs and Regions apply directly to their local Regional Sports Trust (RST). On Monday 11th each RST will have a process available via their website.
If you are not sure who your local RST is; we have included a full contact list at the end of this Pānui.
If your club or Region sits across more than one RST then you must apply to the one that is located in your registered postal address area.
More information will be posted on the Regional Sports Trust websites regarding the application process.
You may only apply to the RST for the region that covers your organisations registered address. For example if your region is the top half of the North Island and your registered address is Whangarei, you would apply to Sport Northland.
Full information about the fund can be found here: https://sportnz.org.nz/covid-
Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please feel free to contact email@example.com We will be happy to help you.
List of Regional Sports Trusts:
Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation
Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation provides region-wide leadership, strategic direction, and a single point of contact for all sport and recreation stakeholders operating across Auckland.
ASB Northland Sports House
Kensington Park, Western Hills Drive, Whangarei
PO Box 1492, Whangarei
Phone: 09 437 9600
Fax: 09 437 9639