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Community Resilience Fund

Sport Waikato is proud to be partnering with Sport NZ to administer the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund in our region.

The Fund is now available to regional organisations as well as clubs.

If you are a regional organisation or club, affiliated to one of Sport NZ's National Partners , or you are a Maaori Sports Club or organisation which is not affiliated to a National Partner but, can gain endorsement from one of Sport NZ’s Maaori Endorsement Partners (see Endorsement Guidelines link below), then you could be eligible for financial support through the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund.

The Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19.

Clubs can apply for $1,000 in support. Regional recreation and sports organisations can apply for up to $40,000.



The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund (the Fund) aims to deliver funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19.

It is not intended for the National organisations that already receive investment directly from Sport NZ.  Instead it is for the regional and local organisations that form their networks (i.e. clubs).

The Fund is for organisations that are already materially negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and/or will be materially negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions for the period April to June 2020.

This means that:
  • the organisation cannot pay bills for fixed administration costs (excluding wages) in the three months from 1 April to 30 June 2020,
  • even after accessing reserves and receiving other support from the national body, government and others,
  • as a result of lost income or income that is very likely to be delayed by more than six months, because of impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.
To find out more download the fund guidelines.

How to Apply



If you have any questions prior to then please email us on or Sport NZ on

Applications are now closed.  


Successful Applicants

Aria Squash and Recreation Club Incorporated
Athletics Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Beerescourt Bowling Club Incorporated
Cambridge Athletic & Harrier Club Incorporated
Cambridge Badminton Club Incorporated
Cambridge Gymnastics Club
Cambridge Racquets Club
Claudelands Rovers Sports Club Incorporated
Cambridge Rugby Union Inc.
College Old Boys Rugby League Club Charitable Trust
Dynamo Cycling & Sports Club Incorporated.
Forestland Rugby League and Sports Club Inc
Frankton Rugby Sports Club Inc
Fraser Tech Rugby Football Club
Great Lake Taupo Hockey Association Incorporated
Hamilton City Gymsports Incorporated
Hamilton City Netball Centre
Hamilton Cricket Association
Hamilton In-line Hockey Club Incorporated
Hamilton Marist Rugby Football Club Inc
Hamilton Old Boys RSC
Hamilton Rowing Club Incorporated
Hautapu Sports and Recreation Inc
Horsham Downs Golf Club Incorporated
Huntly College Old Boys RFC
Kainui Tennis Club
King Country Rugby Football Union Incorporated
Lugton Park Squash Club
Maramarua Rugby Football Club
Maramarua Squash Club
Melville Association Football Club Incorporated
Morrinsville Bowling Club Inc
Morrinsville Squash Rackets Club Incorporated
Mount Tauhara Gymnastics Club Inc
Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Incorporated
Ngaruawahia Golf Club Inc
Ngaruawahia Squash Racquets Club
Ngaruawahia United Association Football Club Inc
Ngatea Rugby & Sports Club
No. 3 District Federation of New Zealand Soccer Incorporated, (WaiBop Football)
Northern Districts Cricket Association
Onewhero Rugby Football Club Inc
Otorohanga Football Club
Otorohanga Sports Club Inc
Paeroa Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Inc
Paeroa Netball Centre
Paeroa Rugby & Sports Club Inc.
Park road Sports Inc
Patetonga Motorcycle Club
Piako Gliding Club Incorporated
Piopio Rugby Football Club Inc
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
Putaruru Rugby Football Club Incorporated
Ruakura Squash Club
Scout Association Of New Zealand - 1st Tokoroa Scout Group
Shinjokai Karate-do Incorporated
South Waikato Cricket Association Incorporated
Southern United Rugby Football Club
Squash Waikato Incorporated
St Pius Indoor Bowling Club 
Swim Waikato Inc.
Tairua Rugby and Sports Club
Taumarunui Rugby & Sports Club Incorporated
Taumarunui Squash Rackets Club Inc
Taupiri Rugby Football Club
Taupiri Squash Club Incorporated
Taupo Darts Assn
Taupo Netball Centre Incorporated
Taupo Rugby Sub Union
Te Aroha Netball Centre
Te Aroha Tennis & Squash Club Inc
Te Awamutu Boxing Academy (Te Awamutu Youth Development Trust)
Te Awamutu Golf Club
Te Awamutu Gymsports Inc
Te Kauwhata Rugby Sports Club Incorporated
Te Kauwhata Squash Club
Te Kuiti Scout Group
Te Kuiti Squash Rackets Club Incorporated
Te Kuiti Trapshooters Incorporated
Te Rapa Rugby Club Incorporated
Te Rapa Squash Club Incorporated
Thames Bowling Club Inc
Thames Valley Hockey Association Inc
Tigers Sports Club (Otorohanga) Inc
Thames Squash Rackets Club Inc
Tokoroa Squash Club
Trustpower Otorohanga Netball Centre
‚ÄčTurn and Gymnastic Circle Inc
United Matamata Sports (UMS)
Waihou Rugby Football Club Inc
Waikare Golf Club Te Kauwhata Incorporated
Waikato Badminton Association
Waikato Basketball Council Incorporated
Waikato Diving
Waikato Golf Association Incorporated
Waikato Hockey Association Inc.
Waikato Indoors Bowl Centre
Waikato Punjabi Badminton Club Inc
Waikato Regional Volleyball Association, Inc.
Waikato Rugby Union Incorporated
Waikato Table Tennis Association Incorporated
Waikato Tennis Trust
Waikato Valley Cricket Association
Waitete Rugby Football Club Inc
Waitomo Golf Club
Wanderers Sports Club (Hamilton) Incorporated
Whangamata Rugby & Sports Club
YMCA Hamilton (YMCA North Inc)