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Our Sport NZ 2019 Disability Plan guides our commitment to working in partnership, investing, and building a system-wide capability to deliver better outcomes for disabled people.
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Disability Inclusion Fund

Working in partnership, Sport NZ is seeking to create sustainable change to increase capacity and capability within the play, active recreation and sport sector, to provide disabled tamariki and rangatahi (including young people up to age 24) with quality and equitable participation opportunities of their choice. The focus of the new Disability Inclusion Fund aims to achieve success across the disability spectrum, including physical disabilities, and particularly in focus areas of intellectual impairments, invisible impairments and inclusionary practices for all impairments.

Through an open contestable process, 16 recipients were selected to receive a total of $3,600,000 over the next two or three years for initiatives to increase opportunities for disabled tamariki and rangatahi to be active and to build capacity and capability in the sector.

Ko au, ko koe, ko tātou Disability Hui - Joining together as one

On 3 and 4 October 2022, around 100 people from disability sports organisations, regional sports trusts, national sports organisations, councils and play, active recreation and education organisations across the sector came together at our first Disability Hui in Auckland.

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Spotlight on disability

This spotlight report uses information gathered through the nationwide 2017 Active NZ survey to focus on understanding the impact impairments have on participation. 

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