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 2012-15 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 $2.2 million over 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 Funding 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, with investment confirmed for 2015 – 2016 financial year only. A decision on the remaining two years of KiwiSport funding will be made in December 2015 by the Sport NZ Board.
More information about funding rounds for the rest of 2015 will be coming out shortly.
Please note that applications for KiwiSport funding can be submitted at any time of the year.
More About KiwiSport in Wellington
Information and Impact click here
Applying for Funding click here
KiwiSport in the Headlines click here