Sporting Chance is our programme that provides financial assistance to children from disadvantaged circumstances to help them take part in sport. It funds participation and will assist with the basic costs of playing a sport. Sporting Chance makes grants for the costs of:
Sporting footwear. You can apply for the cost of sporting footwear such as football boots, court shoes or running shoes.
We do not make grants for:
Travel to or participation in tournaments, training camps, or similar one-off events.
Individual coaching where it incurs a charge above the basic fees.
The extra costs associated with high performance or elite competition, such as dress uniforms, higher grade equipment, etc.
To be eligible for a grant, a student must be:
Regularly attending school in Otago, and be between Years 1 and 13.
Participating in an ongoing sporting commitment, which could be a season or a year depending on the sport.
Have genuine financial need as determined by the referring body.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a large number of applications received, there may be a delay receiving your result.
Ph: 027 551 3359
Sporting Chance is a small grant fund so you shouldn’t expect too much money. For most applicants, we can pay for a pair of footwear, a season's fees, or similar costs. Tell us what your total costs are and we will give you what support we can.
You can apply up to twice a year if the student is playing a winter and a summer sport, or once a year for an annual sport.
Sporting Chance is a participation fund and is aimed at getting as many children involved in sport as possible. It is not the purpose of this fund to help with representative or elite sport.
No. We do ask for a letter of thanks from all recipients, but names are removed before they are used for publicity purposes.
All applications to Sporting Chance must be made through a Sporting Chance referee on an official application form. Application forms are available from schools and support agencies throughout Otago. All applications must be signed by the applicant's parent or guardian and a Sporting Chance referee. A letter will then be sent to the relevant Sporting Chance referee notifying them of the outcome.
Schools or social agencies can request an application form.
CONTACT SPORT OTAGO
Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive,Dunedin 9016
03 474 6350
SPORT CLUTHACross Recreation Centre
027 436 7174
SPORT CENTRAL3 Barry Ave, Cromwell027 232 9390
Wanaka Recreation Centre, Wanaka027 212 4290
SPORT WAITAKI102 Thames Street
029 434 9379
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