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

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:
  • breakfast club
  • lunch time
  • after school
  • weekends and holidays.
  • to be used during school hours (except for rural schools)
  • to be used in school lessons
  • to replace P.E. programmes.

Funds Available

Fast FundLarge FundSecondary School Fund
  • For applications up to $10,000
  • Open all year round
  • Once the completed application is submitted to the committee, a response will be given within three working days.
  • For applications over $10k
  • Applications assessed quarterly on the 15 of each of the following months:
    • January, April, July, October
  • For applications of any amount
  • Open all year round

 

Guidelines
Application Form
Budget Sheet Template

 

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KiwiSport is a New Zealand Government funding initiative that provides support for school-aged children wanting to participate in sports.

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