Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund (Phase 2)

Everything you need to apply for the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund (Phase 2)

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The Community Resilience Fund (Phase 2) - THIS FUND HAS NOW CLOSED

Sport Taranaki is proud to be partnering with Sport NZ to administer the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund (Phase 2) in our region.

The fund is available from 3 August 2020 and aims to provide financial support to play, active recreation or sport organisations who are experiencing financial hardship in the period 1 July to 30 September 2020, as a result of Covid-19.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to a wide range of organisations. Please use the diagram below to test your eligibility. 

We welcome applications from organisations that have not previously received funding from Sport NZ, and those that may have received some support already through Community Resilience Fund in May/June 2020. Applicants for the earlier Community Resilience Fund had to be affiliated to Sport NZ national partners, but this is not a requirement for Community Resilience Fund (Phase 2).

One key change to the previous Community Resilience Fund will be the ability to claim assistance for a broader range of costs including operational costs that are critical to delivering activities and programmes, to support the reactivation of active recreation and sport now that New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 1.

Not all clubs and organisations have fixed costs (such as clubrooms, phone bills etc), and assistance for operational funding will mean more community organisations will be eligible for support, and importantly, will be better placed to ensure our communities access to active recreation and sporting opportunities are reinstated/maintained.

To find out more download our fund guidelines . We recommend that you also review this document listing all the questions from the online application form and make notes before you begin your application in the online form, to make sure you have all the information you need.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions are also available.

CRF 2: 


How to Apply


If you have any questions  please email us on

Quick Eligibility Test that the CRF Team can assist with or check your calculations:

To apply for up to $5k:

  • Your revenue has decreased from 1 April 2020 due to Covid-19
  • You do not have considerable uncommitted cash reserves (exclude reserves tagged for a specific purpose)

To apply for more than $5k and up to $25k:

  • Your revenue has decreased by at least 15% from 1 April 2020 due to Covid-19
  • Uncommitted cash reserves that cover less than 40% of your annual expenses (exclude reserves tagged for a specific purpose)


If you want us to check or assist with your application please feel free to contact us on or phone Therese Campbell (027) 705 6500

If you did not apply for Community Resilience Fund round 1 please supply us with a copy of your financials also.