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The COVID-19 pandemic affects those who participate and organisations that provide play, physical education, active recreation and sport services. 

You can access the latest COVID-19 information, financial support and resources and templates for your organisation below.

Latest news 

View the latest New Zealand Government updates on COVID-19 here. 

For COVID-19 Protection Framework information in relation to play, active recreation and sport visit the Sport NZ website here.

Keep up to date on COVID-19 in Tāmaki Makaurau on the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website here. 

Find out what services are available via Auckland Council here. 

COVID-19 Protection Framework information

Each setting tells us what measures we need to take. 

  • Find out about the COVID-19 Protection Framework guidelines for play, active recreation and sport from Sport New Zealand here.  
  • For Ministry of Education guidance for schools and kura click here. 
  • Guidance from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on what you can do in the workplace. Click here

Additional funding opportunities

Many organisations depend on the income from grants and fundraisers, and the support of their sponsors; many could not survive without this type of partnership. Find out what funding opportunities are currently available here: 

  • Wage Subsidy Scheme here 
  • Resurgence Support Payment here
  • Auckland Unlimited Local Activation Fund here
  • Other funding opportunities, including:

Sport New Zealand has recently developed a free crowdfunding platform called BoostedSport. Find out more

For budgeting and XERO set up assistance click here.  

Tāmaki Makaurau Sector Support Fund- This fund is now closed.

The Tāmaki Makaurau Sector Support Fund aims to provide financial support to organisations based in the Auckland region and delivering play, active recreation and sport opportunities in the Auckland region that are experiencing financial hardship in the period 17 August to 18 October 2021 as a result of extended time at Alert Levels 3 and 4.  

This Fund was provided by Sport New Zealand and administered by Aktive and our partners CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere. 

View successful applicants

Other resources

You can access resources to support your organisation’s planning and management, from contact tracing to hygiene and sanitation, along with other useful guidance and documents: 

  • Sport New Zealand advice, guidance and resources. Click here 
  • Sport New Zealand Vaccination guidance for the sport and recreation sector Click here
  • School Sport New Zealand advice on delivering secondary school sport. Click here 
  • Physical Education New Zealand ideas for learning through physical activity at home. Click here 

Aktive also has resources to assist your organisation here. 

Regional Covid Hardship Fund- This fund is now closed.

The Regional Covid Hardship Fund aimed to provide financial support to organisations based in the Northland, Auckland and Waikato regions delivering play, active recreation and sport opportunities in the region that are experiencing financial hardship in the period 19 October until 17 December 2021 as a result of extended time at Alert Levels 3 and 4. It was designed help ensure that those organisations are able to continue delivering quality physical activity experiences to get Every Body Active in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Please note as we offered a previous funding round, the Tāmaki Makaurau Sector Support fund, this fund coved fixed administration and operating costs for the period 19 October to 17 December 2021 and up to three months’ worth (pro-rated) of audit and insurance costs.

This Fund was provided by Sport New Zealand and will be administered in Auckland by Aktive and our partners CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere. 

Successful applicants April 2022

Additional information

Read tips to look after your wellbeing and get through this time and beyond. 

  • Wellbeing tips from Mental Health New Zealand. Click here 
  • Ideas to play at / or near home. Click here 
  • Find out where your local parks and walkways are so you can be physically active in your bubble. Click here 
  • For more ways to be active at home. Click here 
  • Physically Distant but in this Together Sport New Zealand resource. Click here

We are also here to help - please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any assistance. 

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