More Kids, More Opportunities, More Skills
KiwiSport is a government funding initiative administered by Sport Wellington to increase participation in sport for school-aged children. The Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund Plan 2015-18 outlines how KiwiSport funding will be allocated and distributed across the greater Wellington region (Wellington, Porirua, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa). Sport Wellington is responsible for the distribution of approximately $2.6 million over the next three years.
KiwiSport aims to:
- Increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport
- Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children
- Support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport
KiwiSport REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP Fund 2015 - 2018:
Sport Wellington recently submitted our Wellington Region KiwiSport Regional Partnership Plan to Sport NZ for the period of 2015 - 2018. As part of the application process Sport Wellington was required to undertake community consultation to find out what the barriers are for participation in organised sport by young people. The community was invited to provide their feedback through different opportunities including attending one of the KiwiSport forums, filling in the online survey/questionnaires or providing feedback face-to-face during a session with a Sport Wellington staff member or partner organisation.
The application to Sport NZ was approved for three years for the period of 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2018.
The Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund Plan 2015-18 identified the following priorities, click here to view in more detail.
- Coaching – quality and quantity
- Quality intra and inter-school sport
- Skill development and confidence building
- Family and Community Engagement (particularly in low participation groups)
- Females (10 – 18 years)
KIWISPORT ROUND 17 TIMEFRAMES 2016
Monday 7 March 2016 (midnight) - Applications for KiwiSport Funding Round 17 closes
Friday 25 March 2016 - Applications assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board
Friday 8 April 2016 - Applications approved/declined by Sport Wellington Board of Trustees
Friday 15 April 2016 - All applicants notified of outcome
Friday 14 May 2016 - All KiwiSport investment schedules completed with successful applicants
KIWISPORT ROUND 17 - APPOINTMENT MEETINGS
If you would like to arrange a 30 minute meeting regarding a potential KiwiSport application, Sport Wellington staff can be available from Tuesday 16 Feb. These 30 minute meetings provide an opportunity to gain clarity around the expectations, requirements and quality of applications Sport Wellington are seeking.
To make an appointment email email@example.com.
Click here to apply for KiwiSport Funding
More About KiwiSport in Wellington
Information and Impact click here
Applying for Funding click here
KiwiSport in the Headlines click here