Youth Sport Grant Scheme

This grant scheme is designed to satisfy a need in Central Hawkes Bay where young sports people have considerable costs associated with representing Hawkes Bay or at a higher level. There are families that cannot afford those costs.

If you are a sports person in Central Hawkes Bay then travel and other costs are a huge cost element because the competition is usually out of town – Hastings, Napier, Dannevirke and further afield.

The Waipukurau Rotary Club has established a grant scheme to assist with these costs. Details are below.

  • The scheme is run and managed by Waipukurau Rotary Club Inc serving Central Hawkes Bay.

  • Grants will be made to individuals.

  • Applications will always be open, but regular promotions of the scheme will be made public quarterly.

  • Applicants will live permanently in Central Hawkes Bay.

  • Applicants will be in the age group 10 to 18.

  • Individuals will have been officially selected or qualify to represent the Hawkes Bay region (or higher level) and be able to provide evidence to support this.

  • Funding will be available to qualifying individuals to cover the costs associated with the sport they have been selected to represent.

  • The applicant will have to demonstrate a need for the funds and have also demonstrated some initiative to raise funds or support the community.

  • Individuals will only receive a grant once in a 12-month period.

  • The maximum grant will be $250, within that 12-month period

  • A selection committee will consist of two members of the Rotary Club plus one from Sport HB will recommend qualifying applications to the Rotary Club.

  • Successful grant applications will be referred to the Directors of the Waipukurau Rotary Club who will make the final decision.

  • The scheme has some flexibility to meet exceptional circumstances.

Application form is here click