KiwiSport is a New Zealand Government funding initiative that provides support for school-aged children wanting to participate in sports. Sport Manawatu administer the fund on behalf of Sport NZ, we receive $295,000 each year to distribute among our 4 regions (Palmerston North, Manawatu, Tararua & Horowhenua)
The KiwiSport Large Fund next opens 21 August 2017 and closes 29 September 2017. If you wish to apply you will need to attend one of the workshops detailed below as a prerequisite for applying. $88,500 is available this round.
The workshops are scheduled quarterly and will occur in each of our district areas and will outline the best practice principles when developing your application as well as Sport NZ directives to increase participation among low participating groups/communities.
If your organisation plans to apply for KiwiSport funding in the next 6 months a representative from your organisation will be required to attend a workshop. To register for a workshop click here
|Manawatu/Feilding||Monday 28th August 6-7pm||Feilding Library, 60 Stafford St, Feilding|
|Tararua/Dannevirke||Tuesday 29 August 6-7pm||Tararua Business Network, 40 Denmark Street, Dannevirke|
|Palmerston North||Wednesday 30 August 6-7pm||Sport Manawatu, 50 Queen Street, Palmerston North|
|Horowhenua/Levin||Tuesday 5 September 5:30pm-6:30pm||Horowhenua Events Centre 32 Victoria St, Levin|
Please see the information below and be sure to read the guidelines to ensure you understand what can/can’t be applied for. For any further questions please contact our KiwiSport Coordinator Leanne Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org
KiwiSport aims to:
- Increase the number of school-age children participating in organised sport – during school, after school and by strengthening links with sports clubs.
- Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children.
- Support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level.
There is $88,500 available this round. Applications can be made for up to $50,000 of funding and up to 70% of project costs. It is a requirement to attend a KiwiSport Workshop to apply for this fund, see above for workshop dates.
How to Apply:
- Read our KiwiSport Guidelines Large Fund July 2017
- Attend a KiwiSport Workshop
- Complete a Large Fund Application Form- email email@example.com to obtain a form.
Send your completed application form to:
15th July 2017, 15 September 2017, 15 November 2017, 15 February 2018, 15 May 2018
Please ensure you organise your application to coincide with the new dates as no retrospective projects can be funded. For example for a project to begin in term 4, which begins October 10th you will need to apply for September’s funding round- if you miss it you can apply for Term 1 2018 in November 2017 round.
The current balance is $42,102 (July 2017). This fund is able to fund up to 80% of project costs for small projects (maximum grant $3,000).
For further information and how to apply:
- Read our Kiwisport Guidelines Small Fund Aug 2017
- Have attended or will attend a KiwiSport Workshop
- Complete an Application Form – Small Fund Application Form 2017
- Complete a Small Project Fund Budget Form
It is a requirement to attend a KiwiSport Workshop before you apply to ensure you have submitted the strongest application possible.
Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Send both the Small Project Fund Application Form and Small Projects Fund Budget to:
The 2016/2017 fund has closed. This fund will open again in November 2017
For more details please contact our Secondary School Sport Advisor Strahan McIntosh – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 06 357 5349
Please complete both the Application Form and Budget Form:
Baseline documents are required for all 3 funds
For baseline data form for sports (1A) please click here
For baseline data form for schools (1B) please click here
KiwiSport is made up of:
- The Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) which is about partnerships and is administered by Sport Manawatu. The fund is separated into 3 different funds; the Large Fund, Small Projects Fund and Secondary School Fund.
- The Direct Fund, which goes directly to schools.
Regional Partnership Fund (RPF)
Sport Manawatu will invest in organisations and schools that demonstrate they are co-operating and forging partnerships with a focus on sport for school-aged children. Schools are the obvious catchment zone for kids to get involved and play sport. Organisations will be expected to contribute financially to these partnerships in addition to the support from the RPF.
Schools, Clubs, RSOs, NSOs, Sponsors (e.g. local businesses), Councils, Community Trusts
Identified regional priority areas:
- Skill Development
- Coach and Volunteer Development
- More Participation Opportunities
The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund is about partnerships
Sport NZ guidelines
- KiwiSport funding is required to support organised sport so they are expecting funding support for in-curriculum initiatives to reduce. They want to see more co- or extra-curricular activities funded.
- The RPF is seed funding, and is not designed to maintain the same initiatives long term.
Click here to see a list of the KiwiSport funded programmes in the 2015-2016 financial year.
Click here to see KiwiSport Projects Funded July 2016 -Dec 2016 financial year
If you would like to be added to our email list to receive regular updates about the KiwiSport RPF, please click here.