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. Projects or programmes engaging tamariki and rangatahi who are inactive and face major barriers will be prioritised for funding.
These groups include:
Children and young people in higher deprivation communities (5-18 years)
Girls and young women (5-24 years); and
Children and young people with disabilities (5-18 years)
If you are unsure you qualify for funding you should call us.
Costs of retrospective programmes or events (those that have already been completed or held)
Costs associated with professional athletes, professional sports teams, academies, or rep teams
Capital costs (e.g. facility development, playgrounds)
Administration and on-going costs (e.g. rent, internet, power)
Wages or annual salaries for staff who are not involved in the planning or delivery of the project or programme
School Sports Administrator/Coordinator roles - Tū Manawa funding can’t be used in a school setting to provide an FTE or equivalent that are akin to HAL Advisor/Community Activator and Sport Coordinator/PE roles
Medals, prizes, giveaways, and spot prizes
Costs of organisation subscriptions, membership fees or planned/rescheduled event entry fees.
Water Skills for Life, including transport to WSFL sessions
Swimming lessons (as part of in curriculum time delivery)
Our Funding Opportunities
We have two funding programmes that are open all year, or until funds are exhausted. You can apply online at any time through our Fast Fund or Local Fund.
We do fund projects that meet the needs of our priority groups who are generally inactive or missing out. If you would like more information around our criteria, we encourage you to get in touch with us.
Funding Round #1
Opens Monday July 17 2023
Closes Monday August 28 2023
Funding Round #2
Opens Monday January 29 2024
Closes Monday March 12 2024
Fast Fund - Open until funds are exhausted
Scott van der Colk - Tū Manawa Lead
M: 022 068 1639
Sport Auckland Boundaries
If your organisation is aiming to deliver outside of our boundaries, your application may need to go through oune of our partner RSTs (Sport Waitakere, Harbour Sport, CLM). If you are delivering across more than one RST, your project will become regional and need to be submitted to Aktive.
Our boundaries align to Sport Auckland's seven Local Board Areas:
Albert-Eden Local Board
Howick Local Board
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board
Orakei Local Board
Puketāpapa Local Board
Waiheke Local Board
Waitematā Local Board
Please contact us to find out whether you should apply.