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The purpose of the Auckland Road Runners and Cross Country Trust ("ARR & CC Trust") training grants are to provide support for young New Zealand based distance athletes to assist them to reach their athletic potential.

The ARR & CC Trust was formed as a charitable trust in 2003 to manage funds available from the proceeds of the sale of the BMW Auckland marathon. Since it was set up, the Trust has made various distributions to support the development of distance running. The ARR & CC Trust now wishes to provide funds through Athletics New Zealand for sponsorship of young cross country and road running athletes into the future while funds are available.

The ARR & CC Trust has allocated up to five $1000 training grants each year, to be administered to successful Athletics New Zealand registered athletes.

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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

The Waikato University Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme awards scholarships to academic high achievers who show significant leadership qualities and also excel in sport or in the creative and performing arts. Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship awards provide full university course fees for the duration of academic study at the University of Waikato, a comprehensive programme of support for the recipients' academic, sporting and/or arts activities and additional support in leadership and personal development. Athletics New Zealand is a support partner of the Hillary Programme.

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The Adastra Foundation

The Adastra Foundation was established in 2007 to provide financial and mentoring support to extraordinary young New Zealanders in their pursuit of excellence.

The Adastra Foundation Trustees have recently reviewed their criteria for awarding scholarships and have agreed on a number of significant changes. Please note the following guidelines before submitting an application:

  • Awards are available to athletes and musicians only
  • Candidates should be between the ages of 16 – 23 who are resident in the Waikato/BOP region.

Are you:

  • A leading sportsperson in your discipline?
  • Winning national titles in categories well above your age group?
  • Already showing potential to be a future World Champion?
  • Committed to your chosen sport with clear long term goals?
  • Considered an athlete of high potential by your national body?

Applications are simple to complete! They can be downloaded from the Adastra Website.

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Skeggs Foundation Inc

Support for Otago's Elite Athletes

The Skeggs Foundation provides financial support to Otago athletes to help them represent their province and their country.  Since 1993 it has helped hundreds of athletes reach their goals and continues to assist Otago sportspeople to strive for success.


Am I eligible to apply?  If you live in Otago and represent Otago in your sport, you will be eligible to apply.  If you don't meet that criteria, you may still be eligible, click here to find out more.

When do I apply? There are two funding rounds each year closing at 5.00pm on 20 March and 20 September.  You can apply any time before the deadline but late applications will not be accepted.

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