Based on the extensive consultation with the community, Sport Waikato has established two contestable categories for the distribution of the Regional Partnership Fund; the Major Project Fund, and a smaller project fund called the Kick Start Fund. Two non-contestable categories have also be established that include a Secondary School Fund and Community Initiative fund. Please see below for more information regarding each investment category.
Major Project Fund
Partnerships have been established between Regional and national sporting organisations and Sport Waikato through the KiwiSport Major Project Fund. Current partners include, Waikato Badminton, Bowls Waikato, Cycling New Zealand, Northern Districts Cricket, Waikato Golf, Gymsports New Zealand, WaiBop Football, Waikato Hockey, Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty, Upper central Zone Rugby League, Waikato Rugby Union, Swimming Waikato and Waikato Volleyball. Each organisation employees a KiwiSport officer who is dedicated to delivering sporting skills and events to school aged students (5-18 years of age) across the greater Waikato Region.
Kick Start Fund
This fund is targeted at smaller initiatives (up to $5,000) and welcomes applications from Schools, Community groups, Clubs and Regional Sporting organisations. The contestable Kick Start Fund will be distributed to support projects/initiatives that can provide new or increased opportunities of organised sport for children aged 5-18yrs. It is designed to achieve the priorities and outcomes of KiwiSport as well as the community priorities identified during the 2012 consultation. Applications are open twice a year with funds being distributed between 9 key districts please see the Kick Start tab for more information and to find an application form.
Secondary School Fund
Continued support for Waikato Secondary Schools where the MOE Direct Fund calculation has affected a school’s ability to employee their Sport Coordinator. Applications are still required to be submitted with a target focus of increasing participation.
Community Initiatives Fund
This is a Non contestable investment to build and strengthen linkages/partnerships between schools and community sports clubs in targeted communities. This fund also provided opportunities for secondary School Students to be upskilled as leaders to help with the delivery of sport in their community.