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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 is 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 $1.1 million over the next 18 months.

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.

Application for Funding

Download and fill out the form and send it to:

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Fast Fund

For applications $10,000 or under.

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Please note:

The KiwiSport Fast Fund cannot fund the following:

  • Programmes that only deliver during curriculum time
  • Applications for Capital Expenditure
  • Transport costs for National (or International) Tournament attendance.

KiwiSport news

student coaching
1 August 2019

Student Coaching Programme continues to make positive impact

The KiwiSport-funded Student Coach Programme is working to facilitate coach education opportunities that are more accessible for secondary schools and...

Kids Playing Sport
5 August 2019

New changes to the administration of KiwiSport make it easier than ever to apply

Projects which meet the KiwiSport criteria can now apply for up to $10,000 as part of a newly introduced ‘Fast Fund’ process, rather than having to wa...

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19 September 2019

'Just Shift It' programme provides valuable learnings

The Shift Foundation have produced a video that focuses on capturing learnings around how to effectively engage with Intermediate-aged (10-12-year-old...

Considerations for Funding Applications

Key requirements

  • Evidence of partnerships, alignment & organisation credibility
  • Quality of programme delivery (monitoring & evaluation)
  • Social and non-competitive opportunities
  • Evidence of participant voice, meeting participants needs, and Physical Literacy incorporated.

Priorities for investment

  • Quality experiences with the three approaches incorporated - Locally led delivery, insights and physical literacy
  • Low participation groups / communities
  • Increased focus on 12-18 year olds
  • Coaching – Quality & Quantity
  • Quality Intra and Inter-school sport
  • Skill Development and Confidence Building
  • Family and Community Engagement (particularly in low participation groups)
  • Innovative approaches for females (10-18 years) participating in activities that meets their needs.

KiwiSport Funding Round 24 - Key Dates

1 November

Funding Round opens

4-8 November 

Meetings can be held with the KiwiSport Advisor

15 November

Funding Round closes Midnight

27-28 November

Applicants must be available to take calls/emails from the KiwiSport Advisor

2 December 

Applications assessed by Assessment Panel and recommendation put forward to the Sport Wellington Board

12 December

Sport Wellington Board Meeting

17 December

Applicants notified of outcomes


KiwiSport Review

The purpose of the review was to determine that the objectives of the Kiwisport RPF remain fit for purpose in light of the current Sport NZ strategy, to see whether it aligns with the aims of Sport NZ’s Young People Plan and to help inform Sport NZ strategic investment decisions from July 2020.

Read the Executive Summary

Read the Report

Credit: Sport NZ

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