Supporting children and young people in the arts and sport during COVID-19

Sporting Chance and The Arts Participation Fund are two funds set up by Upper Hutt City Council, which aim to assist young people where financial hardship, as a result of COVID-19, is a barrier to participation in sports and physical activity and/or in art and culture.

These funds are about supporting families, affected financially by COVID-19 with the necessary equipment, clothing or other related costs to enable Upper Hutt children (ages 5 -18) to participate in sport or physical activity and/or art and culture.

This may include but is not limited to:

  • Sports club or dance/art/music/culture/theatre ...etc. class fees
  • Equipment not provided through the sporting club and or dance/art/music/culture/theatre classes.
  • Uniform,footwear or clothing/costumes associated with sports or dance/art/music/culture/theatre classes

Sporting Chance Fund is administered by Activation.

Arts Participation Fund is administered by Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre.

For further details and to download application forms click here

Sporting Chance Fund - apply online here | Arts Participation Fund - apply online here