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KiwiSport Major Projects funding
As part of the national KiwiSport initiative, Sport Bay of Plenty is now accepting applications for major projects that will help increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport. Projects should demonstrate collaboration and help reduce service duplication across the Bay of Plenty.
Applications will be accepted for investment in one or two year projects for up to $30,000 per year for a maximum of two years ($60k total).
We also recommended applicants (especially new applicants) contact the Sport Manager at Sport Bay of Plenty to discuss projects prior to applying.
The major project needs to:
- Increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport – during school, after school and by strengthening links with sports clubs;
- Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children to participate in organised sport; and
- Support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in organised sport.
Essential criteria include:
- Sports organisations looking to increase collaboration and decrease duplication of services across the Bay of Plenty
- Sports organisations not currently receiving Major Project funding. (Past Major Project funding recipients may apply if their previous projects are now completed.)
- Projects that impact objectives across Western, Central and Eastern Bay of Plenty
- A letter of support by the Regional Sports Organisation and/or National Sports Organisation.
Priority will be given to:
- Projects that include three partner organisations.
- Projects that impact objectives across Western, Central and Eastern Bay of Plenty.
What is KiwiSport?
KiwiSport is a government funded initiative to promote sport for school-aged children that was announced by the Prime Minister on 11 August, 2009. The Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) is coordinated by Sport Bay of Plenty for Sport NZ for use in Bay of Plenty communities. The allocation is calculated on a per-capita basis based on the number of students in each region.
The Regional Partnership Fund has very specific purposes:
- To increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport – during school, after school and by strengthening links with sports clubs
- To increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children to participate in organised sport.
- To support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in organised sport.
- Following extensive consultation with the community, Sport Bay of Plenty has established three contestable funds for the distribution of the Regional Partnership Fund: Major Projects Fund, Special Projects - Skilled Deliverers Fund, and a smaller project fund called the KickStart Fund.
Sport Bay of Plenty coordinate an annual contestable funding round for sporting and community organisations and schools to apply for investment through the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund.
More Information - KiwiSport Community Consultation
At the end of the second three-year-cycle of the Kiwisport Regional Partnership Fund, Sport Bay of Plenty undertook a community consultation to review the management of the fund for the next three years.
Based on the information that we collected, we have developed a proposed final plan which has been approved by Sport NZ for the 2015-2018 cycle.
Thank you to all organisations and individuals that were involved and provided feedback through discussions or filling out the survey.
For further information please contact:
027 461 7219