Since 1993 the Skeggs Foundation has been supporting aspiring elite athletes represent Otago and New Zealand while still remaining in the Provience.  Twice a year the Foundation gives grants to young sportspeople to help them achieve their goals and be the pride of Otago and New Zealand.

To be eligible to apply for support athletes must be:

  • Living in Otago, which includes Dunedin City and Waitaki, Clutha, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Districts.
  • Available for selection into Otago teams; unless this would conflict with National selection.

Broadly the Foundation supports 'aspiring elite' athletes, which encompasses a range of high performing young people.  The definition of 'young' varies by sport but normally means older teenagers or those in their 20's.  If you want to enquire about your eligibility to apply contact us on 03 474 6419 or

The International Competition Grant is an additional grant available only to Skeggs Fuel Card holders.  A grant of $2,500 will be made to an aspiring international athlete to help them with the cost of representing New Zealandin overseas competition. The grant is focused on the 'breakthrough' age groups, where an athlete is competing at a high age-group level but is not yet supported by High Performance Sport New Zealand.  Examples of such events include Youth World Championships, Youth Olympics, or age group divisions of World Championships.  Any event that is for athletes of this stage of their career can be considered.  If you are unsure if your event would be suitable please contact us to discuss it. 

The Otago Community Trust invests in sports coaches and officials so they can improve the lives of the young people of Otago.  By helping those who make sport happen to develop and grow they ensure our young people will have the best opportunities to achieve their full potential.

To be eligible coaches should be:

  • Coaching young athletes of Otago at a representative level.
  • Undertaking some form of self improvement or education that will make them a better coach.

To be eligible officials should be:

  • Officiating youth sport at a representative level.
  • Undertaking some form of self improvement or education that will make them a better official.

For both coaches and officials these grants are made to improve the lives of young people through involvement in sport.

Applicants must be resident within the note this does not include Queenstown. boundaries of the Otago Community Trust;

If you want to enquire about your eligibility to apply contact us on 03 474 6419 or

The Skeggs Foundation can only support the young people of Otago due to the support of those who support the Foundation.  You can do this in one of two ways:

When you choose to use a Skeggs Foundation brand fuel card you contribute to the work of the Foundation at no cost to yourself, and you enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive discounts on fuel purchases
  • Options for urban and rural users
  • Discounts at selected retailers
  • Up to 14 days interest free credit
  • Options for individuals and businesses

While it is not a requirement to have a Skeggs Fuel Card to apply for a grant those who use a Skeggs Card will be approved at a higher level of support than those that do not.

Click HERE for find out more

or call 0800 43 83 83 and ask about

Skeggs Foundation brand fuel cards.