Wairarapa Funding

Funds for the provision and support of community sport in the Wairarapa fall into four categories:

  1. Local Trusts
  2. Council Development Funds
  3. Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for Junior Sports
  4. Gaming Trusts.

It needs noting that specific areas are served by specific gaming trusts, as qualified by the presence of each Trusts' machines in that area.

The Sport New Zealand directory of potential funding sources is a great resource to search for different approaches to funding specific projects.

Local Trusts

Eastern & Central Community Trust
The Eastern & Central Community Trust is an independent, charitable trust, and is open and accountable to its community. The Trust regularly donates money to community groups within its area; donations amount to around $5 million per annum.

The aim is to help these groups achieve the things they believe will make their communities a better place for all who live there. Donations are for charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational projects or services.

If a community group identifies a special need and shows a commitment to helping itself, it will receive consideration.

Robert Algie Memorial Sports Trust Inc.
The Robert Algie Memorial Sports Trust became established in 1990, two years after the talented young sportsman died.

The Trust has as its goal the 'promotion and support of sporting activity for people under the age of 20 years in the Wairarapa Region'.

Council Developmental Funds

South Wairarapa District Councils - Community Board Grants

The Community Boards consider grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The criteria for each Board is slightly different but the maximum grant that can be applied for is the same at $500 per application.

SWDC grants

Greytown Community Board Grant Form

Featherston Community Board Grant Form

Martinborough Community Board Grant Form

Council Meeting Calendar

Masterton District Council

Community groups are invited to apply for funding from the council’s Community Wellbeing Grant.

Masterton District Council Website

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund for Junior Sports

Carterton District Council

There is one funding round per year held in February. Application forms and funding criteria are available by collection from the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton or at https://cdc.govt.nz/your-district/community/community-funding/ 



South Wairarapa District Council 

South Wairarapa Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund FAQs

For more information please contact Suzanne Clark (06) 306 9611 or email the grant administrator.

Gaming Trusts in Wairarapa

New Zealand Racing Board is a Class 4 Operator that mainly applies net proceeds for its own Racing Authorised Purposes, either itself or through the codes (as defined in the Facing Act 2003). NZRB has determined that up to 20% of its net proceeds shall be distributed to its Sport's Authorised Purposes.

One Foundation is a holder of a Class 4 Operators licence. One Foundation (formerly First Sovereign Trust Limited) was established in 2004 to distribute grant funding from the proceeds of licensed gaming machines.

Pelorus Trust is a charitable trust based in Lower Hutt which raises funds for charitable, philanthropic and sporting purposes through the operation of gaming machines. The Trust maintains an open and equitable funding regime that enables non-profit organisations such as sports clubs, cultural groups, and community-based societies or trusts to apply for funds through a transparent and efficient application process.

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. Since 1988 they have returned over $850 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes all around New Zealand.

Trillion Trust is a New Zealand based charitable trust, incorporated in May 1999 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. The Trust was formed to provide support to other New Zealand based charitable and not-for-profit organisations through grants for specific purposes that benefit the community.
Since that time the Trust has provided over $105 million in grants to thousands of community organisations.

Trust House is a respected, licensed Class 4 Gaming foundation. Every year, we provide more than $3 million in community gaming proceeds to fund community events and organisations. Trust House is a community-owned company. Our aim is to enhance the wellbeing of people in our region, by funding local events and organisations and running great local businesses.

To view the list of local venues visit Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) 

If you require more information on funding please contact Nuku Ora info@nukuora.org.nz.