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Compete Fund 2019

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 31 August 2019 (NZST).

The Compete Fund (formerly known as the Premier Teams and Event Fund) has historically supported premier sports teams to compete at national events outside the region and attract and host premier events in the region. 

For 2019 the Compete Fund has been increased and extended to cater for arts and cultural groups.

This is an annual Fund of $150,000 that supports Sport, Arts and Cultural Premier Groups/Teams to:

  • attract and host premier events in the region.
  • meet the costs associated with competing outside the region;

Who can apply?

Any incorporated non profit legal entity currently registered with the Companies Office and operating in our area can apply for a grant including:

    • an incorporated society,
    • an incorporated charitable trust, or
    • a company with charitable purposes which is registered with Charities Services.

    (You can check your registration at either Societies & Trusts or Charities Services


  • are operating in the Trust’s area, or
  • are delivering an event in the Trust’s area.

What to apply for?

Premier Teams & Groups

Assistance towards a premier team/group competing at National, Trans-Tasman or International competitions (maximum of two teams/groups per sport code or artform).

Costs considered are limited to travel, accommodation, transport (i.e.  mini van and fuel), food and competition entry fee.

Generally grants are between 15-20% of costs.

Premier Events

Assistance towards costs associated with hosting a premier South Island, National, Trans-Tasman or International event in our area

Before you begin completing your application please read this information - it will help make applying easier and quicker 

1. Uploading Supporting Documents/Attachments

You will need to have the following documents/information as these need to be uploaded as part of your application.  

  • Latest Annual Financial Statements
  • Accountability report for previous grants, if not already provided
  • Any other supporting documents you may wish to provide

2. Navigating (Moving Through) The Form

On the right hand side of the screen is a navigation box which links directly to each page of the application – click the link to move directly to the page you want.

To move forward or backward through the application click 'next page' or 'previous page'. 

Remember to save often so that you don’t lose any information you’ve entered – click on ‘save progress’ at the top or bottom of each page.

3. Saving Your Draft Application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you’ll find a list of any started or submitted applications. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

4. Submitting Your Application

There is a ‘Review and Submit’ button at the bottom of the navigation box. You need to review your application before you can submit it i.e. you will not be able to submit your application until all required questions (marked with an *) are completed. Once reviewed you can submit your application by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation box.

Once submitted, no further editing of your application or uploading of support material is possible.

When you submit your application, you'll receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

5. Completing An Application In A Group/Team

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. But do ensure you save as you go.

6. Further Help

You can download the Help Guide for Applicants or don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 500 185 during office hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pmor email