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membership grants


Your support of the Wanaka Snowsports Club enables us to help our aspiring young athletes.

Each year we have two grants to help athlete members meet their full potential.  Grassroots and Northern Hemisphere grants. 

 

GRASSROOTS GRANT

WSC’s Grassroots award is for WSC members who are Primary and Intermediate School children [School Year 2-Year 8 inclusive]. It is to assist families to enter their children in snow sports development programmes in the Wanaka area.

 

Snow sports programmes improve children's alpine skiing techniques, develop freeski /snowboard park and pipe skills, develop cross country skiing techniques and encourage safe development of freeriding techniques.

 

Grassroots is paid directly to Cardrona / Treble Cone or Snowfarm, the local Wanaka snow sports development program providers.

 

It is important that all applicants read and understand the current Grassroots Policy, especially the volunteer roles and applicants requirements prior to applying.

 

The club has distributed  $153,000 dollars to primary school aged children through the Grassroots programme since the programmes initiation with five children in 2013.

 

A number of WSC’s previous Grassroots children have represented NZ in the Northern Hemisphere in age group and FIS competitions for alpine racing, freeskiing, free riding and snowboarding. Past Grassroots children have gained selection to NZ Teams, the 2004 Youth Olympic Games team and achieved medal podiums and one was an Olympian in 2022. Many other less competitive children continue to enjoy snowsports as a their favourite winter pastime and some previous Grassroots recipients obtain their ski or board instructors qualifications.

 

For further info email grants@wanakasnowsports.co.nz

2024 Applications are now closed. $15,000 was awarded to 30 children for their 2024 programs.

Grassroot application for 2025 will open in May 2025.

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Northern hemisphere grant

The Wanaka Snowsports Club's next round of funding for athletes 12-25 years old, who are competing in the Northern Hemisphere for the 2024-25 winter season, will open 1st October 2024 and close on 15th October 2024.

 

No late applications will be accepted.

 

To apply:

 

  1. Read the Funding Policy carefully.

  2. Then fill out the online application form (available from 1st October).

If you have questions, please email our Grants Committee representative, Bonny Teat.

Funding for Northern Hemisphere Grants will be provided by our Snowmelt Fundraiser Event, club fundraising, and other initiatives. Please keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

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