New Learners Support

Up to $300 Per club per annum on application 

This grant is available to all clubs and can be used for subsidising advertising and stationery/other costs for beginners lessons. 

Tutor payments are not part of this grant

Apply using the coaching grant form


Regional Championships Sponsorship

If the Regional Championships are played Face to Face:

Travel is covered by NZ Bridge 

Fair and reasonable accommodation costs covered by Central Districts up to a maximum as decided from year to year based on the location of the Regional Championships.

Teachers Conference

Funding is available, in the form of a $200 subsidy, to assist a club member to attend a NZ Bridge Teaching Seminar. The total amount of funding available may vary from year to year. 

Apply on the coaching grant form

Directors Courses

CD will cover the costs of running Club Directors' Courses. Travel, accommodation, Law books, and Manual are not included. 


CD will assist with travel and accommodation costs for the Tournament Directors' seminars. 

Junior Intermediate Ladders

$500 in Prize money shared  over the top 5 placings for each Ladder

Further information

CD Youth Policy

CD Youth Policy


Reimburse 50% of tournament entry fees for Central Districts Youth players up to the maximum of $150 per player per calendar year

  •          Their home club must be a Central Districts Club.
  •          The tournament entry fee claimed must be for a Central Districts Club tournament or a CD Regional Event (Taranaki Congress, Hawkes Bay Congress, Fullarton Teams, Zelda Morris Pairs).


To claim reimbursement the player must notify the Central Districts Secretary by email with the following details  

  •          Details of the tournaments played

o    The entry fee amount

o    Their overall result/placing

  •          Their bank account details for Internet banking.

Reimbursement can be claimed after each tournament or in a lump sum at the end of each year.


Requests for funding for bridge courses and international sponsorship will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Youth players are welcome to contact the regional secretary to enquire about assistance.

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