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 and is distributed throughout Palmerston North, Manawatu, Tararua and Horowhenua.
2019-2020 Regional Priority Areas
- Skill Development
- Equip children with the fundamental skills required to successfully participate in organised sport.
- Coach and Volunteer Development
- Projects that increase the number of quality coaches, officials and volunteers in the community.
- More Participation Opportunities
- Increasing the accessibility for children to play organised sport.
Sport NZ Additional KiwiSport Priorities
Applicants must take the following priority groups into consideration when applying for the fund
- Children not already engaged in organised sport
- Low socio-economic groups
- Māori, Pasifica, and multicultural communities
- Youth aged 10 – 18 years
- Girls aged between 12 and 18 years
- A focus on quality experiences using a physical literacy approach
- Physical literacy is “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding required by participants that allows them to value and take responsibility for engaging in physical activity and sport for life”. Read more about physical literacy on Sport NZ’s website.
The fund can be used to assist with professional development (during curriculum time) for teachers, coaches and volunteers.
No In-school Curriculum Delivery
KiwiSport funding is required to support organised sport and not to replace PE learning opportunities in schools; in-curriculum initiatives will not be funded with the exception of rural schools. A rural school may be defined by its geographical proximity (more than 10km from the nearest town/city boundary) and population size (less than 500 people).
|The KiwiSport funding must be used out of curriculum time:||The fund is NOT:|
|Fast Fund||Large Fund||Secondary School Fund|