Sports Assistance Fund

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What is the Sports Assistance Fund

The Sports Assistance Fund has been established by the Palmerston North City Council and the administration responsibilities of this fund has been given to Sport Manawatu.

The fund consists of $75,000.00 and is to be allocated throughout the councils financial year from 1 July - 30 June.

Purpose of the fund

The purpose of the Sports Assistance Fund is to support operational cost for sports events in Palmerston North that reinforce economic growth and/or community spirit through the provision of grants.

Who can apply to the fund?

One off or annual community or significant sports events can apply to this fund (regular events ie Saturday sport are not eligible to apply).

The event should:

- Provide a national profile and / or attract significant numbers of visitors to the city; and / or

- Be locally significant, of special interest to the people of Palmerston North and enhance community well-being.

Eligible projects/activities

Items that can be funded by this grant include

- Equipment hire

- Advertising/promotion costs eg Programs, posters, signage, advertising and promotional material, race numbers, radio promotion, certificates 

- Venue hire

- Medals / Ribbons

 - First aid costs

- MC costs

- Volunteer costs eg recognition costs

- Traffic management costs

- Event timing costs

Please note a quote will need to be attached for all items that are being applied for

Applying information/dates

The Sports Assistance Fund will be open twice per year from July 1 – September 30 and Jan 1 – March 31.


How to apply

Please fill out our online application for here

Or you can download the application form here

Please download the guidelines here 

Please contact Sport Manawatu if you have any questions.


Who to contact

For further information on the Sports Assistance Fund please contact

Sport Manawatu 

50 Queen Street, Palmerston North

P: 06 3575349



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