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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)




The Wellington KiwiSport OPEN FUND is a community driven on-line application fund where schools, clubs, sports
and community organisations can apply for seed funding with a focus on providing new or expanded sporting opportunities
for school-aged children. KiwiSport funding is not intended to maintain the same initiative long term.



KiwiSport Round 18 2016 (Key Dates)

Friday 24 June 2016 (midnight) - Applications for KiwiSport Funding Round 18 closes

Tuesday 5 July 2016 - Applications assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board 

Friday 22 July 2016 - Applications approved/declined by Sport Wellington Board of Trustees

Friday 29 July 2016 - All applicants notified of outcome

Friday 26 August 2016 - All KiwiSport investment schedules completed with successful applicants


KiwiSport Round 18 (Discussion Meetings)

If you would like to arrange a 30 minute meeting regarding a potential KiwiSport application, Sport Wellington staff can be available from Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 June 2016. 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 please email kiwisport@sportwellington.org.nz




Sport Wellington is seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from organisations with initiatives or projects that can deliver against the 2015-18 Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund key priorities below in order to reduce barriers to participation by young people in organised sport.

Expression of Interest for "Coaching – quality and quantity" please click here 
Expression of Interest for "Quality intra and inter-school sport" please click here
Expression of Interest for "Skill development and confidence building" please click here
Expression of Interest for "Family and Community Engagement" please click here
Expression of Interest for "Females (10 – 18 years)" please click here


KiwiSport Targeted Fund (Key Dates)

Friday 24 June 2016 (midnight) - Expressions of interest (EOI) submitted to kiwisport@sportwellington.org.nz 

Tuesday 5 July 2016 - EOI's assessed by assessment panel 

Friday 8 July 2016 - EOI applicants notified of outcome, request for full project plan and budget from successful applicants only

Friday 29 July 2016 - Full project plan and budget submitted

Friday 5 August 2016 - Project plans assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board 

Monday 15 August 2016 - All applicants notified of outcome



More About KiwiSport in Wellington

Information and Impact click here
Applying for Funding click here
KiwiSport in the Headlines click here




This is brought to you with the assistance from Wellington Community Trust.


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