Council increases International Representation Grant funding

Published on 06 July 2018


Horowhenua District Council has increased the funding available through its International Representation Grant by 50 per cent.

The grant offers funding to individuals, teams or coaches from Horowhenua who have been selected to represent New Zealand at an international competition in sport, leisure or cultural activities.

This year, Council has increased the amount available from $5,000 to $7,500. Depending on the event and where it is located, grants range from $200 to $900 per successful individual or coach applicant and from $500 to $2,250 per successful team applicant.

Horowhenua District Council’s Community Development Advisor, Sophie Parrant, said boosting the amount available allows for even more opportunity to support Horowhenua residents as they continue to do the community proud.

”This grant is a great way to support anyone who is representing Horowhenua on a national or an international stage whether it is through arts, cultural or sporting events,” she said.

The grant has previously supported recipients to attend events such as the Youth Leadership Summit in China, the Junior World Track Cycling Championships in Switzerland, the Native American Basketball Invite in the USA, and the Youth United Nations Pacific Project held in Perth and Vanuatu.

The grant is ongoing and open to applications throughout the year beginning 1 July 2018 and ending 30 June 2019, but must be applied for at least one month prior to the event taking place.

For further information, criteria and to apply, visit the International Representation Grant page.