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

There are many funds available with their own specific eligibility and criteria. We've captured them in one place on the spreadsheet below, with as much information about each fund as we can. Click the button to download. 


Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa​ Fund

The purpose of Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is to provide quality opportunities that are accessible and create a life-long love of being active. 

We welcome applications from a wide range of organisations that provide play, active recreation and sport opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi, particularly for those that are less active. These groups include:

  • Tamariki (5-11) and rangatahi (12-18) in higher deprivation communities 
  • ​Girls and young women (5-24); and 
  • Disabled children and young people (5-18)
  • Maaori tamariki and rangatahi
There are changes to the funding process. Click here to find out more and to apply:

Disaster Relief Fund for Play, Active Recreation and Sport

The Thames-Coromandel Disaster Relief Fund for Play, Active Recreation and Sport provides funding support for the delivery of play, active recreation and sport post the recent severe weather events in the area. 

It is designed to support the communities of the Thames-Coromandel to restore and rebuild opportunities for residents to be active despite the ongoing challenges in the community.
Organisations and groups in our district can apply to access a share of $60k worth of funding provided by both Sport New Zealand and the Thames-Coromandel Mayoral Relief Fund.

Each applicant can be awarded up to $5k.


other funds

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.