Tū Manawa – Active Aotearoa

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti 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.

We know from research that there are some groups who are more at risk of missing out or being less active, including those living with a disability, in higher deprivation communities and girls and young women. Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding.


How can I apply?

Before starting your application, please read the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Community Guidelines (English Version, Te Reo Version), Factsheet and the documents under ‘More information’. 

For first-time applicants, please contact Sarah Pocock and the team at Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti for an initial consult. We just want to make sure that before you spend time working on the application that your project aligns to the kaupapa or eligibility of this fund. 

If you’ve previously applied to the fund or had a consult, please email us for the application link.  

To schedule a consult, receive the application link, or if you have any questions, please email us or call (06)8689943. 


How much can I apply for?

Sport NZ have committed investment of $284K per year into our region between 2020 – 2024.

Our team will administer multiple rounds of funding per year. The amount to distribute per round is approximately $95K.


3 Rounds for 2020/2021 Financial Year
Round One: Closed Now – Closed 31 October | Panel decisions mid-November
Round Two: Closed Now – Closed 28 Feb | Panel decisions mid-March

Round Three: Closed Now – Closed 31 May | Panel decisions mid-June

2021/2022 Financial Year
Round Four: Closed Now – Closed 30 September | Panel decisions mid-October
Round Five: Closed Now – Closed 31 March | Panel decisions mid-May
Round Six: Opens 1 June – Closes 30 June | Panel decisions mid-August



For a full list of successful applicants, declined applications and Panel members, click on the links below.

Round One Results

Round Two Results

Round Three Results

Round Four Results

More information

Please read the documents below to understand everything you need to know before applying:

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Pocock

Active Commmunities Advisor

(06) 868 9943 ext. 729
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