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KiwiSport - Sport Gisborne

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Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti will invest in sports organisations that demonstrate they are co-operating and forging partnerships with a focus on schools. Schools are the obvious catchment zone for kids to get involved and play sport.

Organisations will be expected to contribute financially to these partnerships in addition to the support from the Regional Partnership Fund. These partnerships will meet the fundamental KiwiSport objectives.

The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund is focused on ages 5-18
The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund is centred on school-aged children.

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Groups may apply


KiwiSport is a government funding initiative to support sport for school-aged children. Launched by the Prime Minister on 11 August 2009. KiwiSport provides funding for school-aged children via Direct Funding with primary and secondary schools and through the Regional Partnership Fund, given to regional sports trust (i.e. Canterbury West Coast Sports Trust).


KiwiSport objectives:
• more kids - Increase the number of school age children participating in organised sport-during school, after school and by strengthening links with sports clubs
• more opportunities - Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children
• better skills - Support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level.

Projects funded

Regional Sports Trusts will invest in organisations which have programmes or projects that demonstrate a focus on more school-aged children playing more sport in and out of school. There is a wide range of possible opportunities for KiwiSport funding to get school-aged children involved in sport. These include, but are not limited to:

In school / after school programmes
Holiday programmes
Coaching sessions, either sport specific or skill based
Multi-sport 'taster' sessions
Training student leaders
Initiatives based on the needs of specific groups, e.g: girls or children with disabilities
Overcoming the barriers presented by rural travel.

Excluded projects

• subsidise existing programmes to maintain current levels of operation. Investment in existing programmes will only be considered if it is for the purpose of expansion that will result in more school-aged children playing sport 
• facilities or capital works
• one off tournaments or events.
• sport Gisborne Tairawhiti adminstration costs - all KiwiSport money must be invested directly into increasing participation by school-aged children. 

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How to apply

Applications are now closed and will open again in August 2020.
Download the application form

Application forms are available from the link in the contact details.

We strongly recommend meeting with a Community Sport Advisor to discuss your project, before submitting your application.
Please contact us on -  (06) 868 9943 to arrange a time.

Information required with your application

As set out in each of the application forms.

Decision makers

The Tairawhiti Advisor Panel make recommendations, then these are submitted to the Board of Sport Gisborne.

Decision time

No later than 4 weeks after the close of the application round.

How notified

In Writing

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

An accountability report will be required at the end of the funding period.

Other information

For more information or assistance please contact the person listed below or Sue Croskery;


Sarah Pocock
Community Sport Advisor
74 Grey Street
PO Box 1391

Gisborne 4040
New Zealand
Phone: 06 868 9943 ext 729