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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 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. 

The 2015 – 2018 Wellington Regional Partnership Fund identified the following priorities:

  • 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)


Sport Wellington welcomes expressions of interest from organisations that can impact on the ‘Coaching - Quality and Quantity’ priority.

Complete and submit this form for consideration by noon Friday 6th November.

The Wellington region KiwiSport Regional Partnership Funds are now fully allocated as we have taken investment decisions in support of our priorities.  Sport Wellington had previously indicated that there would be an open funding round in October 2015.  This funding round is postponed until 2016.  

Further notification about timing and criteria for the open funding round and any future expressions of interest to achieve identified priorities will be notified by 29 January 2016 once we have confirmation of future funding available.


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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