Sector Support

The following information and support are available now, free of charge, to all clubs, codes, and organisations across the sector.  



Free Financial Forecasting

As part of our sector support, and with Sport NZ investment, Aktive has extended its Shared Services offering to include: 

  • Free cashflow and forecasting assistance and training (via the set-up of a Xero add-on tool with cashflow tracking, re-forecasting, and scenario planning capabilities).   
  • A free basic Xero set-up/migration for those organisations not on Xero but who choose to be. 

 To apply for free cashflow and forecasting assistance and training / Xero set up assistance, please complete the application form below 


For further information on this free cashflow and forecasting assistance and training please contact accounts@aktive.org.nz 


Sport New Zealand Community Resilience Fund

The Sport New Zealand Community Resilience Fund Phase 2 is now closed. For all successful recipients, click here.


Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa provides funding for programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation and sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating. Click here for details.



Aktive’s recent Return to Play Survey for the Auckland sport and active recreation sector aimed to help Aktive and our partners CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland, and Sport Waitākere understand the needs of the sector during this time and identify the areas where we can focus our support over the next six months. View findings

The Aktive Insights team can assist with the design, collection, and analysis of surveys to help you understand your members and their needs. Please contact becky.fry@aktive.org.nz



Confinement, change of routine, stress and worry can have a fundamental impact on wellbeing. It’s important that we recognise and respond to this and look after each other. View our Keeping Active resource for how to stay active in your bubble. 

To help, Sport NZ is offering the following:

Vitae Counselling Service: your organisation is offered free access to the Vitae counselling service for two months. Vitae have more than 400 experienced and highly qualified counsellors across the country and can offer confidential one-on-one counselling sessions for people who are facing work and/or personal issues.

For further information, please contact Carolyn Casey on Carolyn.Casey@vitae.co.nz


Health and Safety Requirements

Clubs, facilities, schools and providers need to have end-to-end health and safety plans in place to return to play. Click here for the latest information.


Season Transition

The Season Transition update can be found here with meeting minutes below.

15 April             28 April               5 May          

Sport New Zealand has also developed Balance is Better National Sport Season Transition Guidelines.


Future of Sport

If your organisation is looking to rebuild, make changes to operate more successfully, support new models or find innovative ways to collaborate, Aktive has provided some useful information and ideas to consider before you make any decisions:

To find out more, watch our Future of Sport webinar (May 2020).


Virtual Events

For webinars, meetings, and forums please click here.



Simpson Grierson is offering a free triage service that Chairs / CEOs (or senior authorised staff) can access, comprising 1-3 hours support through legal matters. By the end of the support, you’ll have an idea of how to resolve it; and if there is a conflict or they unable to advise then they will say.

Click here for a COVID-19 guide for business and for further information please contact:

Richard Watts, Partner, Simpson Grierson, mob: 021 895 931, richard.watts@simpsongrierson.com   

Ashton Welsh, Consultant, Simpson Grierson, mob: 021 111 6378, ashton.welsh@simpsongrierson.com

Sport NZ has also arranged a free Buddle Findlay legal helpdesk service for all sports organisations with advice on various legal issues (15 minutes per issue): 0800 283 529 – 0800 BUDLAW.

In addition, you can review AGM guidance advice from Simpson Grierson, and the latest online voting information from Sport NZ.



We have sourced a number of resources that may assist, including COVID-19 HR specific resource, Restructuring guide and Redundancy help

For specific HR matters please contact Grant Fraser, Sport New Zealand, mob:021 229 4114, grant.fraser@sportnz.org.nz  


For more information to assist your club, code and organisation, check out our Sector Development toolkits.