Here are some tips for funding your community sport programme.
Sport New Zealand’s Directory
Sport New Zealand developed a Directory of potential sport and recreation funding sources across the country. Search the Directory.
Regional Sport Trusts
Regional sports trusts can be very helpful with sourcing funding, or helping with funding applications. In some cases you may be eligible to apply for funding from the RST directly. In other cases they will be able to assist with applications to Kiwisport, Gaming Trusts and other funders. By working regularly with these RST processes they will be able to guide you through creating an application that has a better chance of success. Find your local Regional Sport Trust.
Generosity New Zealand
Generosity New Zealand helps connect givers and grant seekers. They provide customised and searchable databases including:
- givME (formerly BreakOut) offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and grants for individuals. Offers a free trial where you can search one scheme, completely free
- givUS (formerly FundView) lists more than 1,200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs. Most regional councils you can access givUS for free in lots of public spaces like libraries.
- givER (formerly CorporateCitizens) connects businesses with community groups to achieve positive social impacts. There are easy pay options to access this data base where you can pay by the hour to view.
Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
Want to learn more about the art of fundraising?
The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand provides dedicated professional development for fundraisers and community and charity sector leaders and managers. They also provide a range of free fundraising resources as well as a directory to find products, businesses and consultants working in the not-for-profit sector. Read more about the resources and view the services directory.