Sport and Recreation Facilities Funding

Please complete this application form to apply for funding from the Whanganui District Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy Funding for your Whanganui District Council owned or partially owned sports facility.

Applications close on 30 April and 30 September each year.

Once your application is reviewed, you will be notified of the outcome.

Download a printable and editable application form(PDF, 201KB)

Please return your application to:
Whanganui District Council Sport and Recreation Advisory Group
Email: aidan@sportwhanganui

Any queries, please call:
Aidan O'Connor
Sport Whanganui
Phone: 06 349 2886
Mobile: 022 0982 425


You will need to have a funding partner (seed funding). Whanganui District Council funds can represent a percentage of the funding only example – 30-40% of value where practical. The funding will also need to deliver against the outcomes of Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy.

Before submitting an application, submitters must align their request with at least one of the technical principles outlined below.

The general principles that underpin this proposed Strategy are that:

  • Sport and recreational activities should be accessible to and inclusive of all
  • High quality facilities which are available at hours that enable community use are more likely to encourage our residents (including those who do not currently participate in sport or recreation) to do so
  • High quality, co-located and multi-purpose facilities offer a more attractive proposition to the organisers of regional events, and increase the likelihood of Whanganui becoming the destination for more such events  
  • Increased participation in physical activities will lead to improved health, community and economic outcomes
  • Ensuring maximum utilisation of existing facilities offers the best value for money 

Read the Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy(PDF, 2MB)

Key dates

Applications will be considered:
30 April (annually)
30 September (annually)

Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application within six weeks of the closing dates shown above, by 13 June and 8 November.