Sport Bay of Plenty

KiwiSport Major Project Funding

About Major Projects funding

Major project funding has been split into two tiered categories. Priority will be given to initiatives/organisations that can demonstrate tier 1 priorities. Some projects will be able to demonstrate initiatives that impact on priorities from both tier 1 and tier 2.

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Tier 1

  1. Identify and focus on initiatives/programmes that support low participating groups/communities with activities or sporting opportunities that meet their needs;
  2. Increase the investment in initiatives which meet the needs of young people (12-18 years);
  3. Focus on innovative approaches to getting girls and young women (10-18 years) participating in activities and sport that meet their needs;
    Further decrease support for in-curriculum initiatives; and
  4. Focus on the importance of quality experiences by encouraging those applying for funding to understand and utilise Sport New Zealand's Three Approaches.

Tier 2

  1. Skilled Deliverers: Ensuring there is a network of capable and experienced people working at the coalface who are delivering quality sporting experiences for young people (e.g. volunteers, coaches, officials, teachers, sport coordinators, event organisers). These people need to be supported through quality development opportunities.
  2. Fundamental Skills Development: Providing a learning environment where young people develop fundamental sport skills so they have the right building blocks to play sport for life. Projects that are for the purpose of developing fundamental skills must not duplicate, but rather complement, the GO4it programme.
  3. Quality Competitions/Events: Provision of quality sporting opportunities for all young people (competitive and social) across the entire Bay of Plenty to ensure all young people have the opportunity to participate at their level of ability or level of interest. This includes more affordable quality local delivery of competitions.

In addition, the selection panel will be prioritising activities that support activities and opportunities that demonstrate how they intend to collaborate with other organisations (partner clubs/schools/National Sport Organisations etc.) to deliver the initiative.

The 2019 application round is now closed

Essential criteria

  • Maximum investment $50k per project.
  • Project duration = one year. All projects must be completed by 30 November, 2020 at the absolute latest.
  • Applicants must be financially invested in their initiative.
  • KiwiSport applications close 12pm Friday 23 August, 2019


It is important that prior to completing this application form you have read the KiwiSport Major Projects Information Pack and fully understand the conditions of applying for funds through the Regional Partnership Fund.

Download the Major Project information pack

If you require any assistance in filling out the online application form please feel free to contact Nick Chambers, Sport Manager at Sport Bay of Plenty on 027 461 7219.

Applications are accepted by the online platform only and must be submitted by no later than 12.00 pm, on Friday 23rd August 2019:

Download a copy of the Major Projects questions

(Guide ONLY: all applications must be submitted via the online form below)



Nick Chambers

Sport Manager

027 461 7219

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