Community Sports Grant

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Funding is allocated each year to support sporting activities and approved projects in the Taupo District.

The purpose of the fund is to:

  • Assist appropriate voluntary sports clubs or organisations in the provision of projects or services that improve the wellbeing of the community.
  • Provide financial grants to individual resident in the area in recognition of an individual's national and international excellence in sporting endeavours and the profile their selection will bring to the community.

The Lake Taupo District Sports​ Advisory Council is a voluntary organisation which actively facilitates the development of sporting people and for the purposes of this community fund, is the distributing agency under contract to us.

Applications for funding are now open

Applications for the Community Sports Grant are now open.

Applications close Friday, February 8 2019.
Late applications will not be considered.

Please note: we recommend you create a new account or login to your existing account in order to complete an online application. Having an account means you can save the information you enter into the application form as you go. Also, if you enter some information and then see you need to gather additional information you can save your work, log out and return later to complete the application! Note the option to save your info on the form appears on page two of the form.

Further information

​​​For more information contact Viv Andrews at​ or 07 378​ 4875.

Individual recipients 2018

Andrew Stretton​2018 National Starling Sailing Champs costs$226.00
Frank SuttonRoad bike for Belgian Cycle team$1445.00
Rautangi PitiroiBOP U13 Girls Nationals costs$482.00
Boaz MellorCoaching costs for WBOP U14 Tennis team$200.00
Sophie WebberNZ X Country Champs costs$1000.00
Logan HirstBMX Nationals costs$1500.00
Samara Maxwell2018 Oceania Mountain Bike Champs & 2018 Australian Mountain Bike X Country Nationals$878.00
Nathan Rowland Swim squad fees$500.00​

Club recipie​nts 2018​

Mangakino Rugby League Club​​Uniforms​$301.00
​Tauhara Te Maunga Sports Club​First aid kits, field hire​$880.00
​Mangakino Central Charitable Trust​Gym equipment​$500.00
​Taupo Rugby Sub Union​Laptop​$850.00
​Taupo Netball Centre​Training equipment​$1,000.00
​Taupo Rugby & Sports Club​Mouthguards, balls​$1,000.00
​Great Lake Hockey Club​Travel​$1,000.00
​Bike Taupo​Bike parts​$500.00
​Taupo Phoenix Rugby League Club​Training gear for juniors​$1,000.00
​Nuki’s Taupo Boxing Gym​Training gear for juniors​$694.00
​TSKF Turangi Karate Club​Tournament hosting costs​$2,000.00

Individual recipients 2017

Abby HirstHockey$400.00
Amber LaffertyHockey$400.00
Andrew StrettonHockey$600.00
Bailey HarrisonHockey$600.00
Blake WoodfieldSailing$1,750.00
Campbell MacleanHockey$600.00
Case Mastny-JensenHockey$400.00
Corban NicolHockey$400.00
Dylan MacDonaldCricket$427.00
Fynn PowellSnowboardingDMC
Garth JepsenBasketballDMC
Gus MurrayHockeyDMC
Jack EdwardsCyclingDMC
Joep LenoirHockey$400.00
John ClaytonHockeyDMC
Johnson BishopSwimming$600.00
Jorgia JamesHockey$400.00
​Kataraina Fredricksen Hockey & Touch$600.00
Kynan HarrisonHockey$600.00
Lachlan PowellSnowboardingDMC
Liam PriskHockey$400.00
Logan HirstBMX$700.00
Marijn LenoirHockey$600.00
Mathew ForsythHockey$600.00
Matthew FarquharBowlsDMC
Ngaheke NepataTouchDMC
Oliver MonkmanGolfDMC
Ora WilliamsTouch rugby$925.00
Rose PriskHockey$250.00
Ruamano AkuhataTouch rugby$225.00
Seffie FigginsSwimming$600.00
Sinead HastingsRowing$800.00
Sydney CunliffeSailing$1,500.00
Thomas BishopSwimming$600.00

*DMC - Didn't meet criteria.

Club recipie​nts 2017

Bike Taupo Advocacy GroupChildrens helmets$1,000.00
Easterfest NZPublic eventDMC
GL Hockey ClubJunior Development programmes$1,000.00
LT Indoor Bowling ClubPurchase of bowls$1,400.00
Mt Tauhara Gymnastics ClubEvent costs$800.00
Phoenix Rugby League ClubClubroom costs$2,000.00
Tauhara Pony ClubPurchase of shipping container$2,000.00
Taupo & District Pony ClubCompetition fees$1,100.00
Taupo CricketCricket uniforms$800.00
Taupo Family PlaycentreKindergartenDMC
Taupo Mountain Bike ClubCompetition fees$2,000.00
Taupo Netball CentreJunior Development programmes$1,000.00
Taupo Squash ClubSquashDMC
Taupo Swimming ClubEvent costs$800.00
Taupo UnitedMouthguards & medical kits$1,000.00
Taupo Volleyball ClubEvent costs$780.00
Timatanga HouFitness/Health groupDMC
Tri-Sport TaupoPurchase of wetsuits$1,000.00

*DMC - Didn't meet criteria.

​Club recipients 2015​

GLT Hockey ClubDevelopment team comp$1,000.00
Taupo Netball CentreFuture Ferns$2,000.00
Bike TaupoBike helmets$1,000.00
Taupo CricketUniforms & balls$1,150.00
Taupo Tennis Cl​ubBuild a Volley board$1,500.00
Taupo Rugby Sub UnionMouthguards, balls$900.00
Taupo Master SwimmersHosting costs, medals$2,000.00
Taupo Golf ClubFootgolf$2,000.00
Mangakino Central Charitable TrustEquipment$1,500.00
Tauhara Te MaungaFirst aid kits$500.00
Taupo Swimming ClubLane hire$1,500.00
Mt Tauhara Gym ClubMini trampoline$900.00
SAC Tiny BlacksTiny Blacks$1,000.00
Oruanui Pony ClubShow jumping poles$1,000.00
Taupo Tri ClubTrailer fit out$1,000.00
Phoenix Rugby League ClubClub running costs$2,000.00

Individual recipients 2015​

Gus MurrayHockey$700.00
Seffie FigginsSwimming$700.00
Campbell MacleanHockey$640.00
Simone MacleanHockey$460.00
Caitlin JohnsonHockey$520.00
Sam WhitinuiHockey$640.00
Rose PriskHockey$500.00
Bethany HoylesHockey$600.00
Liam PriskHockey$600.00
Ben HancockMotorcross$700.00
Cohen ChaseMotorcross$1,000.00
Wyatt ChaseMotorcross$1,000.00
Kataraina FredricksenHockey$700.00
Thomas BishopSwimming$700.00
Tahlia PookSwimming$700.00
Hannah NelsonHockey$530.00
Blake WoodfieldLaser sailing$1,000.00
Matthew FarquharIndoor bowls$370.00
Kiaan WattsCycling$350.00
Kyle SmithTriathlon$700.00
Logan HirstBMX$1,000.00
Sue MavorTriathlon$700.00
Marijn LenoirHockey$600.00
Joep LenoirHockey$500.00
Johnson BishopSwimming$700.00
Amber LaffertyHockey$620.00
Corey PriceRugby$150.00
Julia OnishiSwimming$530.00​

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