Parafed Auckland Scholarships Programme
Parafed Auckland has been awarding sports and recreational scholarships on an annual basis for a number of years. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to encourage upcoming regional and national athletes to pursue their sporting or recreational endeavours that might not otherwise be attainable.
The scholarships aim to provide some financial support for sport and recreational activities for Parafed Auckland members; this financial support can include funding for but not limited to, sporting equipment, training costs, competition costs, travel to events, coaching/administration at the community participation or elite level.
NZ Para Cyclist
“Huge thanks to Parafed Auckland and Carbine Club for the scholarship I received earlier this year. I have put the money towards a new road bike. Love riding the Trek and showing off my new toy.”
When is the Scholarship Programme Open?
We hold 2 Scholarship rounds each Year:
Jul - Aug – Applications Open
Sep - Oct – Applications reviewed
Nov – Scholarships Awarded
Jan – Feb – Applications Open
Mar – Apr – Applications reviewed
May – Scholarships Awarded
What are the prerequisites?
● Applicants must be a current fully paid up member of Parafed Auckland
● Applicants must not receive funding from Sport NZ/Paralympics New Zealand.
● Applicants may only apply once in the same financial year for the same sporting code.
● Applicants are eligible to receive multiple awards annually if applying for a different sporting code.
These should be reviewed before completing an application.
Currently, there are six (6) awards available in each 6-month cycle. Applications open in January and July and remain open until February 28th and 31st August of that same year respectively.
The awards fall into three (3) categories:
National and international representation (to a maximum of $1000 per scholarship)
Performance at local and regional level (to a maximum of $1000 per scholarship)
Coaching and community participation support (to a maximum of $1000 per scholarship)
What are the different scholarships on offer?
National and international representation scholarship:
Targeted at “Pathway to Podium” level athletes and others who have been identified as having potential to represent NZ
Performance at local and regional level scholarship:
Targeted at athletes who are representing their club, school at a local level or representing Auckland.
Coaching and community participation support scholarship:
Targeted at anyone who is either supporting or accessing community level disability sport in Auckland
How do I know if I’m eligible?