KiwiSport is a New Zealand Government funding initiative that provides support for school-aged children wanting to participate in sports.
We are changing the way we administer the fund and the application process. We are moving away from one on one engagement in the development of all KiwiSport applications and moving towards group workshops to reduce duplication. The new workshops scheduled quarterly will occur in each of our district areas and will outline the best practice principles when developing your application, for example we will provide examples of approved applications and declined applications 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.
- Tararua – Wednesday 24 May 6-7pm, Bush Multisport Park, 57 Huxley St, Pahiatua
- Manawatu – Thursday 25th May 6-7pm, Feilding Library, 60 Stafford St, Feilding 4702
- Horowhenua – Tuesday 30 May 6-7pm, Horowhenua District Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin
- Palmerston North – Wednesday 31 May 6-7pm, Sport Manawatu, 50 Queen Street, Palmerston North
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 Cooridnator Leanne Couch at email@example.com
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.
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.
For a list of all KiwiSport Projects Funded July 2016 -Dec 2016
View a list of all KiwiSport funded programmes in the 2015-2016 financial year.
If you would like to be added to our email list to receive regular updates about the KiwiSport RPF, please click here.
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, workshops are held quarterly with the next ones being May and Aug 2017.
How to Apply:
- Read our KiwiSport Guidelines Large Fund 2016-17
- Attend a KiwiSport Workshop (May dates to be confirmed- they will be in the week of 22 May 2017)
- Complete a Large Fund Application Form- email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a form.
Send your completed application form to:
For further information and how to apply:
- Read our Kiwisport Guidelines Small Fund Kiwisport Guidelines Small Fund May 2017
- 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 – email@example.com 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