The major funding round for 2023/2024 will open mid June for applications up to $40K​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Sport Canterbury is proud to be managing Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa on behalf of Sport NZ in our region.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa provides funding for programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation and sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating.

Applications MUST reach one of the following priority groups: Those living with a disability,  higher deprivation communities and girls and young women.

Evidence of engagement with the your target participants needs to be incorperated within your application.  

Who can apply?

If you want to apply but do not have legal status, we recommend you consider partnering with a qualifying (legal) entity.

Examples of who can apply:

  • Hapū, Iwi, Marae, Māori organisations

  • Primary/Intermediate schools/Kura

  • Secondary schools/Wharekura

  • Tertiary Education/Whare Wānanga

  • Charitable Trusts

  • Regional or Local Councils

  • Incorporated Societies

  • For-profit businesses/commercial organisations and social enterprises​​​​​​​

Examples of who cannot apply:

  • National organisations who already receive Partnership Investment from Sport NZ

  • Government agencies and their regional branches (e.g. Ministry of Health, Oranga Tamariki)

  • Early Learning Services

  • Professional or semi-professional sports teams and organisations

  • Individuals

What can be funded?

This is an activation fund to help cover programme or service delivery costs. This includes costs of:

Programme or project delivery (e.g. venue or equipment hire, transport to event)

Equipment (as part of a programme or project)

Officials, where these are required for the delivery

Delivery staff wages (e.g. activity leader, coordinator)

​​​​​​​How much can I apply for?

Please note that your application must be for a programme or project for up to 12 months (i.e. you cannot apply for costs past a 12-month delivery period).

The major funding round will be open from Monday the 12th June until Sunday 30th July. Following this, there will be two Fast Fund rounds in November 2023 and February 2024.

Sport Canterbury has a total of $1,493,613 funds available:

  • The major funding round is for applications ranging from $500 to $40,000
  • The fast fund is for applications up to $10,000