Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund


Funding is now closed.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is 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)

The purpose of the fund:                                                                                                           

For tamariki and rangatahi in play, active recreation and sport: 
  • Increase the provision and accessibility opportunities 
  • Ensure  quality experiences
  • Ensure they develop confidence, competence, knowledge and ongoing motivation to be active for life.

Are you eligible?                                                                                                                           



What can be funded?                                                                                                                   

This is an activation fund to help cover programme or service delivery costs. This includes costs of:
  • Programme or project delivery (e.g. venue or equipment hire, transport to the event)
  • Equipment (as part of a programme or project)
  • Officials, where these are required for the delivery
  • Delivery staff wages (e.g. activity leader, coordinator).

How much can you apply for?                                                                                                


Fast Fund applications (up to a maximum of $30,000)

Community Activation Fund applications (up to a maximum of $60,000) 

  • Round 1 Closing Date 1st November 2020, 5pm – CLOSED
  • Round 2 Closing Date 1st Feb 2021 – CLOSED
  • Round 3 Closing Date 1st May 2021 - Fast and Community Activation Fund (Applications open TBA)
All applications will be decided by an advisory panel across play, active recreation and sport and successful projects will be required to attend Tu Manawa workshops.


Ready to apply? Start here!                                                                                         

Please read the following documents before starting your application:

Community Guidelines Document 
Everything you need to know about the fund, including application form questions on page 10. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tū Manawa in school/kura setting form
For external providers wanting to deliver into school settings

Te Whetu Rehua
For projects and programmes provided in a kaupapa Maaori context


What is different about this fund compared to the previous Kiwisport Regional Partnership Fund?


The Kiwisport Regional Partnership Fund has been in place since 2009 and ends on 31 December 2020. Please note the Kiwisport Direct Fund will continue to provide funding to schools as per usual, while Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is a new fund with different criteria and an expanded focus; it is not simply an enhanced version of Kiwisport.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa will support a wider range of activity opportunities than Kiwisport (now including play and active recreation), it is more clearly pointed at those who are less active and/or missing out, and the organisations eligible to apply have been broadened in recognition of their critical role in providing these opportunities.

Tū Manawau Active Aotearoa is less focused on more people and opportunities, and more focused on quality experiences that will encourage participation for life. Where Kiwisport was a partnership fund that required additional revenue sources, Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa does not have this requirement. There is also a greater degree of standardisation in the application process than Kiwisport, while still supporting locally-led approaches that meet the needs of communities.

External providers wanting to deliver in a school/kura setting


If delivery by an external provider is to be within class time, the application needs to be a joint one with the school and external provider. The delivery of the curriculum and school plans is the responsibility of teachers and principals – they need to determine what activities they wish to run and when.

You will need to attach the completed ‘Implementation in a school/kura setting’ form when submitting your Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa application.

If there is more than one school/kura involved in the project/programme, this single form can be used with one school/kura taking a lead role, however all parties need to be named with a contact person.

Insights, Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation

Insights, Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation are crucial components of a successful application. The Tu Manawa Assessment Panel must see sufficient evidence of these components.

To find out more, please read the document here

Deprivation & Decile

Find deprivation areas and school deciles: Deprivation & Decile

To find geographical boundaries, please use the Sport NZ Insights Tool to find your relevant SA2 on the map. Read the 'how to' document here

Safe Sport for Children

Four ways sports organisations can reduce the risk of harm to participating children.
Build your own child protection policy and keep participating children safe.


Successful Applicants

Organisation Name Name of Project/Programme $ Amount
Bankwood School Loose Parts Play $3,229.32
Equipotential NZ Incorporated Equipotential Theraputic Riding Programme $30,000.00
Franklin Basketball Association Incorporated Get Hooping Tuakau $9,360.00
Galaxy Touch Waikato Galaxy Touch Rangatahi Ora $1,500.00
Girl Code Girl Code $21,400.00
Hauraki Plains College Step-Up Girls Active Fitness Mentor Program $20,000.00
Into Nature School Into Nature School $8,000.00
Kāwhia School Youthtown 2021 $15,593.08
Kelly Sports Waikato Ltd Play Rangers/Mobile Activity Hub $30,000.00
King Country Rugby Football Union Les Elder Wahine Toa Secondary School Program $14,800.00
Mayall Creative Act-in-Motion $31,280.00
Melville High School Volleyball Delivery $14,600.00
Mercury Bay Area School Whakamana ngā rangatahi $13,500.00
Nga Waka o Tirohanga Trust Nga Waka o Tirohanga Trust Waka Ama Programme $30,000.00
Ngaa Taiohi o Te Rangitaupi Incorporated Society Tai Pari- 2020-2021 $10,800.00
Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled Assn Inc Coach / Equine manager wages $5,000.00
Perry Outdoor Education Trust POET Programme $60,000.00
Putaruru Primary School Putaruru School Cluster Sports Co-ordinator $26,700.00
Rise & Shine Aerial Fitness Studio Aerial Classes $6,430.00
Socially Good Adventures ltd (Got To Get Out) Tamariki & Rangatahi have Got To Get Out $55,000.00
Squash Waikato Incorporated Movement Collective (Squash) $9,696.00
Swimming Waikato Get Waikato Swimming $60,000.00
Tairua School Tairua School Sports Hub Delivery Coordinator $30,000.00
Taupo Netball Centre Incorporated Youth Netball Delivery Project $18,500.00
Taupo Riding for Disabled Taupo Riding for Development $22,700.00
Te Awamutu Group Riding for the Disabled association.inc Te Awamutu Group. Riding for Disabled $13,000.00
Te Awamutu Primary School TAPS at Play $3,385.70
Te Awamutu Youth Development Trust Afterschool boxing classes - Te Awamutu Youth Development Trust $10,000.00
Te Kauwhata Community Fitness Centre Swim for life $6,760.00
Te Kuiti Primary School Sports Delivery Facilitator $35,000.00
Te Toki Voyaging Trust Wai Tai, Wai Maori, Wai Ora $41,200.00
Tuakau Youth Centre TYC Volleyball $1,000.00
Waikato Badminton Association Incorporated Community Outreach and Casual Activation $24,165.00
Waikato Country Basketball Activating Generation Z $26,000.00
Waikato Hockey Association Hauatanga Inclusion $30,000.00
Waikato Regional Volleyball Association, Incorporated KiwiVolley Delivery (Primary, Intermediate & Area Schools) $12,750.00
Waikato Regional Volleyball Association, Incorporated Secondary School Volleyball Delivery $8,500.00
Waikato Regional Volleyball Association, Incorporated Tamariki-Rangatahi Poirewa/Volleyball Mahi $7,000.00
Waikato Regional Volleyball Association, Incorporated Disability Sector Volleyball Delivery $6,000.00
Waru Rua Rima Charitable Trust Taiohi Toa $6,000.00
YMCA North Y-Active $29,090.00
Young Women's Christian Association Inc YWCA Retreats $8,280.00
Youthtown Nga Taiohi Whakamana $12,000.00
Youthtown Youthtown's Waikato Cycling Education Project $48,000.00


Further resources that may help with your application:                                                  

Maaori Adults 18+ Profile
Maaori Young People Profile
Disability Adults 18+ Profile
Disability Young People Profile
Deprivation Adults 18+ Profile
Deprivation Young People Profile
Tamariki 5-11 years Profile
Rangatahi 12-17 years Profile
Sport NZ - Te Whetu Rehua

A framework based on five key values important for Maaori cultural and social development.




Funding is now closed.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our team on 07 858 5388 or email tumanawa@sportwaikato.org.nz