SAM – Sport, Music & Cultural Fund

Sport, Music & Cultural Fund (SAM Fund) – Initiative of Waimarie: Hamilton East Community House, in getting kids into sport, music and other cultural activities who would not normally have the opportunity


Goal: To enable primary aged children who would not normally be able to participate in organized sport or cultural activities, due to financial or other constraints, the opportunity to do so, by providing equipment and/or payment of fees.

It is our belief that children who are engaged in sporting or cultural activities that they enjoy from primary school age are more likely to succeed as adults and to avoid some of the pitfalls of adolescence and young adulthood if they are underemployed and under motivated. We also believe that children need the support and encouragement of caring adults in their chosen endeavours and that all children in New Zealand have access to recreational activities of their choosing.

Acquired funding is used to subsidise or pay fully, sports fees, music tuition fees, drama or dance class fees or other suitable cultural activity. Funding is also sought for purchase or hire of equipment or instruments.

We have acquired funding from the Lions club of East Hamilton Charitable Trust to be used to subsidise or pay fully sports fees, music tuition fees, drama or dance class fees or other suitable cultural activity.

Waimarie do have criteria that a family needs to meet to access these funds.

  • A family must have a Community Services Card. We would need one form of photo identification.
  • An application form needs to be filled out. Join a quote to your application.
  • The children must be of School age (5 to 12years old).
  • There has to be a commitment from the family to support the children in the sport, music or cultural activity.
  • The family must live in South East Hamilton ( Hamilton East, Silverdale, Hillcrest, Riverlea).

If you can help us to use this funding on suitable and deserving children please contact

Contact: Anne
07 858 3453

Application form – click to download


  • Schools
  • Friends/neighbours/self-referral

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