Sport Bay of Plenty
Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Sport Bay of Plenty is proud to be managing the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund
on behalf of Sport NZ in our region

About the fund

About Tū Manawa

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.

The Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund is now closed. A new round is anticipated to open in August 2022.

Aims of Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Research shows some groups are more at risk of low levels of physical activity because they face barriers to being active. The groups include:

  • Young people who experience high deprivation
  • Young people with disabilities (aged 5-18)
  • Young women aged 19-24

Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding.

Funding available

Fast Fund

Funding up to $15,000 per project or programme

The Fast Fund is now closed

Suitable for supporting programmes or projects with equipment, transport to venues etc.

Application resources

Major Fund

Funding up to $40,000 per project or programme

Expressions of Interest for the Major Fund are now closed.

The Major Fund is targeted at larger scale projects

Application resources

Who can apply?

Your organisation must be a legal entity to apply for Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa.

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

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

Find out more about who can apply and check your eligibility with our online questionnaire.

Check your eligibility

More information


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