Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

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Aktive and our delivery partners are proud to be managing  Manawa Active Aotearoa on behalf of Sport NZ in Tāmaki Makaurau.

  • CLM Community Sport is responsible for projects delivered only in Counties Manukau (excluding Howick – Pakuranga) – $1,957,296 
  • Harbour Sport is responsible for projects delivered only in North Harbour – $438,471 
  • Sport Auckland is responsible for projects delivered only in central Auckland and the Howick community – $1,019,310 
  • Sport Waitākere is responsible for projects delivered only in West Auckland – $940,358 

Aktive is responsible for projects that are delivered in more than one of the above regions – $989,271 is available for the current round. 

The funds will be allocated to provide sport, active recreation and play opportunities based in Auckland. 

Please review the following information before applying.

What can be funded?

This is an activation fund to help cover programme or service delivery costs. This includes costs of: 

  • Programme or project delivery (e.g. venue or equipment hire, transport to the event) 
  • Equipment (as part of a programme or project) 
  • Officials, where these are required for the delivery 
  • Delivery staff wages (e.g. activity leader, coordinator). 

How much can I apply for?

Fast Fund applications: up to a maximum of $10,000 and can be made at any time. 

Regional and Local Fund applications: over $10,000 and will be assessed during the year in funding rounds: 

The current Regional and Local funds are now closed.

Please note your application must be for a programme or project for up to a maximum of 12 months (i.e. you cannot apply for costs past a 12-month delivery period). 

Before starting your application, please review the following information: 

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Community Guidelines 

Te Whetū Rehua Assessment 

Support document to accompany school setting applications 

For more information to assist with your application, check out our Sector Support toolkits.

Expression of Interest 

If you would like to find out if your project idea is suitable for Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa, we invite you to complete an expression of interest. This requires you to answer a couple of quick questions and summarise what your project/activity is about, who will be involved and how much you are seeking from the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund. 

We will provide feedback on what you have submitted and an indication of further work that may be required before a full application should be forwarded for consideration. Please be aware that support for your application or an acknowledgement that your application is ready to progress, is no guarantee that your application will be approved. 

Expression of Interest form

Apply Now 

You are welcome to apply now if you are confident that your activity or project meets the requirements of the fund and the expectations of the organisation that is administering it. 

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More information 

We highly recommend you get in touch with our team before submitting an application so that we can help to ensure that your application is aligned 

If you have any questions or for regional enquiries, please email funding@aktive.org.nz or call Trudi Bridges, Aktive on 021 145 2965.  

For local enquiries, please contact:  

 

What is the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund?

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

Projects or programmes engaging tamariki and rangatahi who are inactive, face major barriers (such as cost, travel, exclusion, low confidence) and would otherwise not be exposed to such activities will be prioritised for funding.   

Applicants need to provide evidence, including ‘participant voice’, demonstrating that the tamariki and rangatahi who are missing out are genuinely interested in doing the proposed project or programme. This means applicants should engage  tamariki and  rangatahi on what activities they want to participate in, what the barriers are and include this information in the application. This provides evidence of need for your project.

COVID-19 information

Aktive, CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere understand that the recent COVID-19 outbreak may have an impact on your organisation’s ability to generate income at the level you may require to cover your day-to-day costs.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa provides funding for quality play, active recreation and sport opportunities and experiences for tamariki (children aged 5-11) and rangatahi (young people aged 12-18). It is particularly focused on groups that are less active and supporting them to participate by overcoming barriers such as deprivation and accessibility. The fund is intended to help cover the costs that are directly associated with the delivery of the activity.

The Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund does not cover the cost of organisation subscriptions, membership fees or planned/rescheduled event entry fees. Costs that are not directly required for the provision of the activity such as day-to-day operational costs, rent, power and overheads also do not come under what can be funded.

If further financial support becomes available for the play, active recreation and sport sector, we will share information as soon as we are able.

Purpose of the fund 

The purpose of Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is to provide quality opportunities that are accessible and create a life-long love of being active. 

We welcome applications from a wide range of organisations that provide play, active recreation and sport opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi, particularly for those that are less active. These groups include: 

  • Children and young people in higher deprivation communities 
  • Girls and young women (5-24); and 
  • Disabled children and young people (5-18) 

As this is a community fund it is responsive to local demographics and environments. Some Regional Sports Trusts have identified additional groups that experience barriers to participation in physical activity and lower participation statistics - you should contact your local Regional Sports Trust to clarify if there are additional priority groups in your region 

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from a wide range of groups and organisations. If you want to apply but do not have legal status, we recommend you consider partnering with a qualifying (legal) entity. 

Examples of who can apply 

  • Hapū, iwi, marae, Māori organisations 
  • Primary, intermediate, secondary schools 
  • Tertiary education and whare wānanga 
  • Charitable trusts and incorporated societies 
  • Regional and local councils 
  • For-profit businesses/commercial organisations and social enterprises. 

Examples of who cannot apply 

  • National organisation that receive Partnership Investment from Sport NZ 
  • Government agencies and their regional branches 
  • Early learning services 
  • Professional or semi-professional sports teams and organisations 
  • Individuals. 

Assessment Process 

Following is the assessment process for  Manawa Active Aotearoa applications: 

Fast Fund applications 

CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere each use a decision-making panel consisting of staff members, plus a member of the He Oranga Poutama team, to assess ALL fast fund applications against the national criteria. The He Oranga Poutama Kai Whakahaere also leads the assessment of any Kaupapa Maori assessments with the panel. 

Decisions are made within the following month from receipt of application. 

Regional and Local Fund applications 

Aktive, CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere each use an independent Advisory Group consisting of community members, including Mana Whenua, to assess all funding round applications against the national criteria. Jenny Gill, former Foundation North Chief Executive, presides over each Advisory Group as Chair; and Advisory Groups make recommendations to each organisation’s Board, seeking approval. 

Decisions are made following Advisory Group meetings that are to be held within the following month after the round has closed. 

Full Advisory Group list  here. 

Successful applications to date 

Aktive (Regional)

CLM Community Sport (Counties Manukau)

Harbour Sport (North Auckland)

Sport Auckland (Central/East Auckland)

Sport Waitākere (West Auckland)