Other Funding


Sport NZ’s KiwiSport investment funds sports initiatives for school-aged students, via the Ministry of Education and regional sports trusts around the country.

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 to develop skills that enable them to participate confidently in sport.

He Oranga Poutama

He Oranga Poutama ("Stairway to wellbeing") - promotes the development of physical recreation and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate to M?ori.

Hillary Expeditions

The Sport NZ Hillary Expeditions carry on Sir Edmund Hillary’s tradition of setting lofty goals in the outdoors, having a great shot at it, and inspiring others in the process.

Whether it’s exploring cave systems, kayaking unexplored waters, climbing mountain peaks or blazing a trail on a bike. We support adventurers with pioneering, innovative, world first, expeditions in the outdoors.

The Hillary Expedition grant is currently unavailable pending an internal review.

Rural travel fund

The Rural Travel Fund was developed in response to concerns about a potential lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities. The fund:

  • is designed to help subsidise rural travel for junior teams, and
  • is targeted at young people aged between 5-19 years to assist school and club sports teams to participate in local sporting competitions.