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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).

Please note that following the November 2019 Funding Round and November 2019 Fast-Fund applications, Sport Wellington have now allocated all existing KiwiSport investment through until 30 November 2020. Keep an eye on our website for updates around the future of the KiwiSport fund as Sport NZ provide us with further direction around this.

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 news

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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...

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13 December 2019

Run and Become supports schools to participate in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays

The Run and Become Project is a KiwiSport-funded initiative providing free entry for 250 pupils to take part in the 2020 Brendan Foot Supersite Round ...

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15 July 2020

Hockey with Heart programme places focus on female wellbeing

Wellington Hockey Association has recently completed a 12-month pilot programme for girls across seven schools in the Wellington region.

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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 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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