Community funding available

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region.  The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play. 

It has a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of our youth and delivering what they want to do to be active.  Sport New Zealand are specifically targeting Maori, Pacifica, and children with disabilities, but projects to active all inactive and under-active youth can be considered.

Funding Rounds
For 2021/22 the funding rounds for Otago will be:

September 2021.  Projects will be considered for up to $10,000.00.  Closes 30 September.
November 2021. Open funding, projects of any value considered.  Closes 30 November.
March 2022.  Open funding, projects of any value considered.  Closes 31 March.
May 2022. Projects will be considered for up to $10,000.00.  Closes 31 May.
July 2022.  Open funding, projects of any value considered.  Closes 31 July.
Please note it is likely to take 4-6 weeks after the closing of the round before you will receive notification of a result.  Sport New Zealand have specific requirements regarding Maori and community representation on the assessment panel which need to be met before grants can be made.  If we are able to process the grants quicker we will certainly do so.

‘Fast Funding’

Applications for up to $1,000.00 will always be open and we will work to process these smaller grants as quickly as possible.  This funding is available to enable smaller scale projects to gain funding support with a streamlined application process.

Applications can be submitted at any time and there is no closing date.

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