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 14 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. 

2018-2019 Kick Start Funding Rounds (bi-monthly) – closing dates

Due to current lockdown circumstances, we have decided to combine the upcoming two rounds to one big final round. That means there is no round occurring in March anymore.

The closing date for the final combined kickstart round is:

Friday 29th May 2020

Community Partnership Fund (CPF) Application Round

Date TBC

Click on the appropriate side tab (at right) for information and the application form.

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.

KiwiSport Funding streams are:

  • Community Partnership Fund (CPF): for the Development of Youth Sport
  • Kick Start Project Fund
  • Secondary School Initiative (SSI) Fund: Secondary School applicants only

KiwiSport Waikato Key Priorities

The key priorities identified through the 2015 consultation for the Waikato region are listed below.  These characteristics will help to shape new KiwiSport Waikato projects through 2015-2018.

  • Providing cost effective sporting experiences for all children
  • Developing wider local opportunities for young people to become involved in sport and reducing the amount of time and cost.
  • Encouraging adults to become more involved in supporting youth sport
  • Fostering positive relationships between schools and clubs
  • Ensuring that competitions and sporting experiences are developmentally appropriate for young people
  • Development of Local Coaches to help enable sport within the community
  • Encouraging the participation of girls in sport 

    If you require assistance or clarification with KiwiSport Waikato's funding streams, please don’t hesitate to call 07 858 5388 or email kiwisportwaikato@sportwaikato.org.nz