Sport Bay of Plenty
Tū Manawa Active Aoteroa

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

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.

Online funding forum

The next Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Funding round will open on July 1.

Find out how to shape a great funding application by tuning in to the live online forum on Thursday 27 May, 7pm to 8pm. The Sport Bay of Plenty team will be presenting loads of tips, examples of successful opportunities and answering your funding application questions.

Register for online funding forum

Eligibility questionnaire

The below questionnaire will help you check your eligibility and the quality of your potential application.

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.

We strongly recommend potential applicants read the below information and documents before applying

Recommendations for potential applicants

Successful projects should target children and young people who are not currently involved in any or much physical activity due to major barriers (such as cost, travel, exclusion, low confidence, etc.), and who would otherwise not be exposed to such activities without targeted efforts.

We strongly recommend you consider the below before applying:

  1. Which young people aren’t participating in existing opportunities?
  2. Why don’t these appeal or what is stopping them from engaging in these (I.e. what specific barriers do they face)?
  3. What activities would they want to participate in but don’t have access to (either demand related or because of high barriers to participation)

Applicants need to provide evidence of a ‘participant voice’ in order to demonstrate that the young people that are missing out are genuinely interested in doing the proposed activity. In other words – applicants should make an effort to ask young people the above questions and provide this information as part of their application.

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).

More information

Please read the below documents before applying.

Tū Manawa guidelines

Tū Manawa Guidelines


Frequently Asked Questions - Tū Manawa

Tū Manawa FAQs


Budget snippet_Tū Manawa

Example budget


Insights snippet_Tū Manawa

How to gather insights


Outcomes and measures snippet_Tū Manawa

How to develop outcomes and measures


Case studies snippet_Tū Manawa

Application case studies


How to apply

Further information about each fund, and the online application forms, can be found at the below pages.

Applications for the next Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa funds are likely to open in early July.

Approved Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund projects 2020


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