Access for all

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.

The Disability Inclusion Fund is an open contestable fund to support initiatives and programmes that increase the opportunities provided to disabled youth to be physically active.

The fund is open to national and regional organisations, those with experience in using play, active recreation and sport to engage and support disabled tamariki and rangatahi, and those wishing to explore new and innovative opportunities in the space.

Applications are open from 6 September and close on 18 October 2021. Find out more about the fund, who can apply, the types of initiatives Sport NZ is looking to fund, assessment criteria, and how to apply here:

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Resources

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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