Regional Sports Funding

The Otago Community Trust offers sports development funding to Regional Sporting Organisations who are seeking to introduce and maintain programmes which encourage participation and development of their sport regionally.

Fund Objectives

To support regional sporting programmes and services that aim to:
- Retain and increase participation;
- Enhance enjoyment and satisfaction;
- Develop skills.

Funding Process

Regional Sport funding is considered by the Trust annually in a single round, closing 31 March with outcomes announced at the end of June.

Fund Applicants

The fund is available to regional or national sporting organisations, sports delivery agencies and regional or national associations catering for people with disabilities.
Key Requirements

  • Significantly or fully regional;
  • Significant numbers of participants of all ages are assisted;
  • Driven or endorsed by the national body where application is principally for coaching development.

Regional Sport Funding is not available for

Core operating costs including rent and other overheads however the application can include employment and other associated costs necessary to sustain specific programmes.


Sue Stewart

For further information or if you wish to discuss your proposed programme please call:

Sue Stewart

Grants Manager

Phone: 0800 10 12 40