There are a number of funding and scholarship opportunities for local athletes and sporting organisations
The Wheelhouse Project
The Wheelhouse website enables community groups and individual athletes to easily access a range of funding opportunities by using a search engine to narrow down the funder that is best suited to funding their project or purpose. Using this method ensures you are dealing with local funders, funders who are aligned to your mission and funders who may be able to support you with the amount you require to achieve your goal.
The Wheelhouse is is an exciting initiative resulting in a collaboration between several organisations committed to the better coordination of training educational opportunities and the provision of resources for community groups. Therefore, the Wheelhouse is much more that a funding hub but also provides support to clubs and organisations around upskilling, mentoring, research and more.
The TSB Community Trust is committed to championing positive opportunities and being an agent of beneficial change for Taranaki and it's people now and into the future. Each year the trust receives a dividend from it's assets, including the TSB Bank Ltd that it can apply towards supporting charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes beneficial to the community with the trusts specified area.
The trust offers a range of grants to eligible community organisations and individuals.
The Cameron Clow trust has been set up in memory of a Taranaki man who's life was sadly cut short on 5 June 2009 while teaching in Bahrain. Cameron was a very talented sports person and accomplished athlete. His sporting passions involved rugby, swimming, surf lifesaving, triathlons and multisport. His commitment and determination saw him represent various sports at high levels including New Zealand representation.
Complimented by his career as a school teacher, Cameron was passionate about getting children involved in sports and was actively involved in coaching and sport promotion. The Cameron Clow Trust has been established to support young sports people in their sporting endeavors, by way of financial assistance.
The Cameron Clow Trust helps young Taranaki sports people to reach their sporting ambitions by way of financial assistance. Year 7-13 students, residing in Taranaki are welcome to submit an application for funding to the Cameron Clow Trust during the opening dates.
Funding Application Open in August every year.
The HATCH Trust provides funding in Taranaki for those 18 years and under in the areas of Health, Sport, Academic and Music/Arts and are looking for applications for this round of funding. The trust was established in December 2004 by a small group of Taranaki business people to help less advantaged children living in Taranaki who have a tangible dream and desire and talent/skills to progress forward in their chosen field of study/career.
A fund pool has been established from fundraising events and donations and the interest accrued is now set aside to provide financial assistance in the form of grants.
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary. With a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, you can pursue your passion while you study. If you have leadership capabilities, excel academically, and have achieved in a sport or creative and performing art, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme could be for you. A variety of development opportunities and fee support is provided.
Applications are due by the 31st of August each year prior to planned study starting in March the following year.
Applications are invited for AMP scholarships from Kiwis who want to do their things Ie business idea, education or a dream to represent their country, they could be in line to get some extra help.
Each scholarship is worth up to $10000. IN order to be eligible for AMP scholarships the applicant must not have been residing outside of New Zealand for more than five years as at the date of application.
Applications are open in July every year.