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What is KiwiSport?

The KiwiSport Regional Partnership fund is a government funded initiative that helps to get more school-aged children participating in organised sport.  Sport NZ who oversee the KiwiSport fund have enlisted the 17 Regional Sports Trusts, such as Sport Waikato, to manage the fund on their behalf.  The amount of funding allocated to each Sports Trust depends on how many school-aged children are in each region.  Sport Waikato has administrated this fund on behalf of Sport NZ since 2009. 

The current Waikato investment model will conclude in September of 2015 with a new model required to be submitted for approval to Sport NZ.  A community consultation will be undertaken to help to identify priorities for any future KiwiSport funding.  For more information regarding the consultation process and how to contribute please click on the Consultation tab.  

KiwiSport objectives are:

  • More Kids - increasing the number of school-age children participating in organised sport; during school, after school and by strengthening links with sports clubs;
  • More Opportunities - increasing the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children to participate in organised sport;
  • Better Skills - to support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in organised sport.