Sport Waikato is responsible for the distribution of the Sport New Zealand fund Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa​ Fund

Click the link below to find out when the funding opens, specific criteria and how to apply. 

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa​ Fund

An activation fund to provide physical activity opportunities for tamariki (children aged 5-11) and rangatahi (young people aged 12-18).

The fund aims to provide quality opportunities in play, active recreation and sport for those who are missing out. These priority population groups include: 

  • High deprivation communities
  • 18-24 year old young women
  • Maaori
  • Girls and young women
  • Disabled tamariki (5-11 year olds) and rangatahi (12-17 year olds)
Funding round is closed.

Click Apply Now for more information and to apply:

other funds

Individual Hardship​ Fund

This fund will provide direct support to individuals in financial hardship to support them to access quality physical activity opportunities.

This assistance will help individuals, particularly children, young people and their whanau, to address the barrier of cost to participation by providing them with support with the cost of items such as sports shoes, equipment and transport so they can participate in physical activity opportunities.

The funding will be delivered in partnership with organisations that already provide support for those most in.

Follow the link below for more information:

Rural Travel​ Fund

The fund is designed to help subsidise rural travel for junior teams aged between 5-19 years. It helps school and club sports teams participate in local sporting competitions.
Refer to your local council for further details.