Sport NZ Relief Package: What You Need To Know

Today's announcement of the $25 million relief package from Sport NZ to provide financial support for organisations in the play, active recreation and sport sector is a welcome one for our industry.

We have a vital role to play in maintaining the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders and this relief package recognises that. The lockdown has placed a variety of financial and operational pressures on the industry. But it has also shown how critical informal, active recreation is to the mental wellbeing and community resilience of the country.

The Community Resilience Fund, a key feature of the package, will be administered and distributed by New Zealand's 14 Regional Sports Trusts, and will open for applications on 11 May 2020 at 10am.

The Community Resilience Fund will be critical for struggling local and regional recreation organisations that are the cornerstone of communities across the country, and provide recreation opportunities for rangitahi and tamariki who most need it.

More information on the Resilience Fund can be downloaded here

The package also includes a physical activity fund ($3 million) to promote play, active recreation and sport opportunities for everyone. This includes people who are less active, disabled or live in high deprivation areas.

Also included in Sport NZ's $25 million relief package are:

  • A partner support fund ($6 million) to help Sport NZ and HPSNZ investment partners maintain critical business functions which are at risk due to COVID-19
  • An exceptional system support fund ($1 million) to help maintain critical business functions of national organisations who are not normally in receipt of Sport NZ investment

Further details will be announced during May 2020. If you have any questions, please take a look at the FAQ sheet that Sport NZ have put together.

There is further information available on the Sport NZ website.

We will keep you updated as soon as we have any further information.

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