Clubs benefit from Sport NZ’s community resilience fund

Photo: ODT files
Photo: ODT files
From the Alexandra Bowling Club to the Zingari-Richmond Rugby Club, clubs in Otago have been looking for a helping hand.

Plenty of clubs in Otago have taken advantage of Sport NZ’s community resilience fund.

The fund was announced in early May, with $15 million made available for clubs and sporting organizations throughout the country.

In the South, the fund was administered by Sport Otago and Sport Southland.

Sport Otago had handed out funds to more than 100 clubs and regional sporting organisations throughout the region covering all sports from rugby to equestrian. Applications for grants closed last Friday.

Clubs could get up to $1000 in funding and regional sporting organisations could receive up to $40,000. Regional organisations such as Football South, the Otago Softball Association and the Otago Cricket Association all applied for funds.

Sport NZ is likely to release how much money was granted nationally in the coming days.

The $15 million fund was part of a $25 million assistance package announced in May which also included funding assistance for High Performance Sport NZ and partners and to sports organisations which do not normally get funding from Sport NZ.

Sport NZ has already released funds to keep professional sport teams going in New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Groups receiving grants from Sport NZ community resilience fund are: Alexandra Bowling Club, Alexandra Golf Club, Alhambra Union Rugby Football Club, Allan Grange Golf Club, Andersons Bay Bowling Club, Ardleigh Golf Club, Aspiring Gymsports, Athletics Otago, Balclutha Gymnastics Club, Balclutha Scouts, Basketball Otago, Beachlands Speedway, Belleknowes Golf Club, Carisbrook Dunedin Cricket Club, Caversham AFC, Chisholm Links Golf Club, City Highlanders Hockey Club Inc, Clinton Golf Club, Clinton Squash Club, Clutha Rugby Football Club, Clutha Valley Rugby Football Club, College Street Gymnastics Club, Crescent Rugby Football Club, Cromwell Rugby Football Club, Cromwell Scouts, Diving Otaku, Dunedin City Petanque Club, Dunedin Cricket Association, Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Dunedin Netball Centre Inc, Dunedin Rugby Club, Dunedin Technical AFC, Dunedin Trampoline Sports, Dunstan Arm Rowing Club, East Otago Smallbore Rifle Association, Excelsior Cricket Club, Excelsior Petanque Club, Excelsior Rugby Club, Excelsior Squash Club, Fire In Ice Outrigger Canoe Club, Football South, Forbury Park Croquet Club, Green Island Junior Cricket Club, Green Island RFC, Hampden Bowling Club, Harbour Rugby Football Club, Heriot Golf Club, Island Park Golf Club, Kaikorai Cricket Club, Kaitangata Golf Club, Karitane Bowling Club, Kew Corstorphine Scouts, Kurow Bowling Club, Kurow Netball Club, Kurow Rugby Football Club, Lawrence Golf Club, Leith Croquet Club, Macandrew Bay Bowling Club, Middlemarch Golf Club, Nasbey Golf Club, North Otago Cricket Association, North Otago Golf Club, North Otago Hockey Association, North Otago Rugby Football Union, Oamaru Albion Cricket Club, Oamaru Athletic Marist Rugby Club, Oamaru Old Boys RFC, Oamaru Railway Smallbore Rifle Club, Oamaru Rowing Club, Oamaru Squash and Badminton Club, Oamaru Swim Club, Omakau Bowling Club, Opoho Scouts, Otago Badminton Assc, Otago Country Cricket, Otago Cricket Association, Otago Hockey Assc, Otago Rowing Association, Otago Rugby Football Union, Otago Rugby League, Otago Rugby Referees Association, Otago Softball Association, Otago Tennis, Parafed Otago, Pirates RFC, Port Chalmers Golf Club, Queenstown Gymnastics Club, Queenstown Ice Hockey, Queenstown Swimming Club, Roslyn Bowling Club, Roslyn Wakari Football Club, South Otago Aero Club, Southern Rugby Football Club, Southern Zone of NZRL Inc, St Clair Bowling Club, St Clair Golf Club, St Clair Surf Life Saving Club, St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club, Taieri Bowling Club, Taieri Rugby Football Club, Tainui Croquet Club, Tapanui Squash Club, Toko Rugby Football Club, Tokomairiro Golf Club, Twelve Oaks Golf Club, Upper Clutha Rugby Club, Wakatipu Croquet Club, Wakatipu Yacht Club, Wanaka Bowling Club, Wanaka Trampoline and Tumbling, West Taieri Pony Club, West Taieri Rugby Football Club, Zingari-Richmond Rugby Club

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