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Helping Aucklanders get active? Apply for a grant

Published: 25 October 2017

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Apply for a Regional Sport and Recreation Grant.

Regional sport and recreation organisations across Auckland have just over five weeks to apply for a share of a $508,000 regional fund designed to get Aucklanders more active, more often.

Applications for the Regional Sport and Recreation Grants Programme open on 30 October and close at 5pm on 8 December 2017.

“Grants will be awarded to organisations seeking operational funding for regional projects and activities that help inspire and encourage Aucklanders to live healthy, more active lifestyles,” says Mace Ward, General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation for Auckland Council.

Applications are invited from Auckland-wide organisations that are:

  • organisations with a region-wide mandate;
  • regional federations or groupings of local or sub-regional sports code organisations;
  • regional sport and recreation providers or advocacy groups; or
  • iwi and other Māori organisations active in the sport and recreation sector.

The grants will be targeted towards programmes that support access to sport and recreation, enable children and young people to develop skills for lifelong participation in sport and recreation, support easier access for groups with low participation rates and which do not currently benefit from dedicated or council-subsidised facilities and outdoor environments.

Councillor Penny Hulse, chairperson of the Environment and Community Committee, says grants are one way that the council can support the vision of making Auckland a world-class city, by enabling organisations to deliver a wide range of services, projects and events that benefit Aucklanders.

Visit Auckland Council Grants for more information and to apply.

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