Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region. The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play. It has a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of our youth and delivering what they want to do to be active. Sport New Zealand is specifically targeting Māori, Pasifika, and children with disabilities, but projects to activate all inactive and under-active youth can be considered.

Please read these documents first: 

Briar Hislop

Grants Coordinator

Ph: 027 226 2453

Email: bhislop@sportotago.co.nz


Funding Rounds

For 2023/24 the funding rounds for Otago will be: ​​​​​​​

  • July 2023. Projects will be considered for up to $60,000.00 Closes 31 July.  
  • September 2023. Projects will be considered for up to $10,000.00. Closes 30 September.
  • November 2023. Projects will be considered for up to  $60,000.00. Closes 30 November.
  • March 2024. Projects will be considered for up to $10,000.00. Closes 31 March.

Please note it is likely to take 6-8 weeks after the closing of the round before you will receive notification of a result, this may be longer due to our shut down period over December and January. Sport New Zealand have specific requirements regarding Māori and community representation on the assessment panel which need to be met before grants can be made. If we are able to process the grants quicker we will certainly do so. 

Fast Fund

Applications for up to $3,000.00 will always be open and we will work to process these smaller grants as quickly as possible. This funding is available to enable smaller scale projects to gain funding support with a streamlined application process.

Applications can be submitted at any time and there is no closing date. Please note that there is a minimum of two weeks notice for Fast Funds. 

Application Process

Once you have read the community guidelines, please either complete an expression of interest or call us for a discussion about your project. We will then provide you with feedback and discuss the next steps.

If you are applying for the Fast Fund, please complete the Fast Fund application form. If you are applying for the $10,000.00 funding round or the $60,000.00 funding round, please complete the original application form. Please include a detailed budget with your application as well as any supporting documents.

Please make sure your figures are excluding GST. ​​​​​​​

List of Funded Projects


Queenstown Gymnastics Club for their Gymnastics for special needs tamariki and rangatahi  -  $3,580.00

Otago Secondary School Sports Association for their South Otago Basketball Competition  -  $4,256.91

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association for their Co-Ed Sports Tournament  -  $4,777.00

Cromwell Youth Trust for their Te Toki o te Ara Tutuki  -  $10,000.00

Blue Mountain College for their William Pike Challenge  -  $1,600.00

Clinton Primary School for their Court line marking  -  $2,665.60

Lawrence Area School for their Southern Area Schools Tournament  -  $2,124.40

Queenstown Squash Club for their Queenstown Squash Club Juniors Program  -  $959.27

Elmgrove School for their Inclusive Play  -  $3,000.00

Impact Boxing Ltd for their Impact Boxing Club  -  $3,000.00

Tokoiti School for their Sports.  -  $2,983.02

He Waka Kōtuia Trust for their Kī-o-Rahi School Competition  -  $17,067.00

Southern Zone Rugby League for their Whai Wāhi programme  -  $19,675.00

Golf Otago for their Futures Otago Initiatives Programme -  $20,000.00

Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust for their Mana Tāhuna Mau Rākau  -  $17,500.00

MINT Charitable Trust for their MINT Weekly Programme  -  $20,000.00

University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) for their Open water safety education across Otago  -  $47,200.00

Otago Rugby Football Union for their Spirit Sisters Rugby Activator Programme  -  $35,000.00

Journeys Central Otago for their Journeys  -  $15,000.00

The StarJam Charitable Trust for their StarJam Dunedin Programme 2023  -  $15,000.00

Uruuruwhenua Health inc. for their Waka Ama Manuherekia  -  $60,000.00

Ice Sports Dunedin Inc. for their Ice Hockey Outreach  -  $2,000.00

North East Valley Normal School for their North East Valley Normal School Nature Club  -  $3,000.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated for their Ice Hockey Have a go days  -  $2,345.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated for their Dunedin Curling Have-a-go-days  -  $1,990.00

Waikouaiti School for their Linemarking  -  $3,000.00

Logan Park High School for their Disc golf group  -  $3,000.00

Southern Youth Development for their Youth Programmes  -  $3,000.00

Whakatipu Youth Trust for their Horse Wisdom Programme  -  $2,790.00

Te Hou Ora Ōtepoti: Āwhina Ako for their Āwhina Ako: Boxing Academy  -  $15,800.00

Inspired Faith Church Balclutha  Charitable Trust: CC56028 for their One Love  -  $18,752.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association for their Wednesday Adaptive Sport Programme  -  $3,913.04

Megazone Entertainment Centre (Laser Boys Limited) for their Zone Sports  Programme -  $10,000.00

Kaikorai Valley College for their Kaikorai Valley College Sports Expo  -  $5,750.00

reThink Children's Therapy for their Tauparapara I Play Dates with Mates  -  $10,800.00

NOPPA for their Senco Unit Have a go day  -  $4,000.00

Oamaru Intermediate School for their Ladies, lunch and lawn games  -  $15,500.00

Maheno School for their Developing a creative, innovative and sustainable playground  -  $2,544.11

Fulton Hogan Dunedin (Play Lab) for Play Lab 2023  -  $48,127.85

Pembroke School for their Perceptual Motor Development  -  $8,000.00

Hampden School for their Learning and Leadership through active play!  -  $15,000.00

Kahu Youth Trust for their Puawai Mana Wahine Retreats- Empowering Young Females to Bloom  -  $6,500.00

Remarkables Primary School for their ORSomely Active Programme -  $3,863.00

Kingslea School for their Finees/engagement/team building through PE programme.  -  $3,680.00

Totara School for their Equipment for On Your Marks programme  -  $654.23

Dunedin Netball for their Netball kit loan bags for primary teams  -  $3,000.00

Kavanagh College for their Boxing for Fitness and Fun  -  $3,000.00

Orokonui Ecosanctuary for their Te Taiao Ora - Wildlife and Wellbeing programme -  $2,970.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated for their Jnr Have-a-go Week  -  $2,928.00

Karitāne School for their Karitāne Surf School programme -  $2,300.00

Tokomairiro High School for their OSSSA Junior "Have a go" week 2022  -  $3,000.00

Otago Cricket for their Dunedin Female Cricket League  -  $3,000.00

Tokomairiro High School for their Colour Run  -  $2,000.00

Brockville Full Primary School for their PALs gear bag  -  $3,000.00

Inspired Faith Church for their One Love programme  -  $3,000.00

Alexandra Primary School for their APS PALS project  -  $3,000.00

St Joseph's Cathedral School for their Active Play  -  $3,000.00

Nature School Dunedin for their Nature School  -  $10,899.18

Whakatipu Youth Trust for their Off-Camber Therapy  -  $19,662.02

Balclutha Primary School for their Perceptual Movement Programme (PMP)  -  $7,996.50

North Otago Group Riding for the Disabled Association Inc for their Employment of RDA workers  -  $10,000.00

The SplashSave Foundation (CC58628) for their SplashSave Activation - Community Swimming Programme  -  $9,946.00

St Clair Golf Club for their Snag Golf Programme -  $9,800.00

Waikouaiti School for their Maker Space  -  $8,176.00

Sport FOUR All for Sport Four All  -  $60,000.00

Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust for their Alexandra Touch Tournament  -  $1,925.83

Balclutha Primary School for their PALs project  -  $2,291.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated for their South Otago Volleyball Competition  -  $1,290.30

KingsView School for their Pillar Protection  -  $3,000.00

Blue Light for their BLAST Wanaka, Summer  -  $2,932.50

Nature School Dunedin for their Nature School  -  $2,896.00

whakatipu Youth Trust for their iFly Whakamana Youth Programme  -  $6,500.00

Waitaki Girls' High School for their Yoga - Mindfulness workshop  -  $2,050.00

Bayfield High School for their Bayfield Boxfit Classes  -  $1,895.64

Kahu Youth Trust for their Hustle  -  $30,000.00

Circus Space Community Trust for their Circus Space Community Trust 2022-23 Operational Plan  -  $7,620.00

World Fitness Limited for their Whai Wāhitanga - Participation, to be involved, Context of our Rangatahi Chasing their place  -  $8,646.50

WORD (World Off-road Riding Department) for their WORD Wanaka – Dirt & Soul (level up!)  -  $30,000.00

Rad Skate School for their Rad Drop-in Sessions  -  $42,278.00

North Otago Youth Support for their Youth Centre Pureitanga  -  $2,503.55

Queen's High School for their Year 9 Activity Week  -  $5,610.00

Waitaki District Council for their FlippaBall  -  $7,163.04

The North Otago Lawn Tennis Association Inc for their North Otago Hot Shots Tennis Programme  -  $11,073.16

Te Hou Ora Whānau Services for their Āwhina Ako Boxing Programme  -  $2,595.00

Ardgowan School for their Physical Activity Leaders(PALs)  -  $3,000.00

Central Otago friendship network for their Curling/Swimming  -  $357.00

Arrowtown Keas,Cubs, Scouts and Venturers for their Kayaks Program and Water confidence  -  $9,313.11

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association for their Co-Educational Tournament  -  $5,862.40

Remarkables Primary School for their Wheely Fun Lunch times  -  $1,000.00

Remarkables Primary School for their PALS lunch time activities programme  -  $1,000.00

Wanaka Associated Football Club for their Continue to grow the number of girls playing sport  -  $9,950.00

Queenstown Gymnastics Club for their QGC Special Needs Gymnastics Programme  -  $4,432.00

St Kevin's College for their SKC Tamariki Engagement Project  -  $8,000.00

Te Pākihi O Maru for their Manaakitanga Play  -  $11,999.63

Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau (Stand Tū Māia) for their Activity Days  -  $10,013.85

Kelvin Peninsula Community Association for their Jardine Park Disc Golf Course  -  $8,000.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Assocation for their Jnr Have-a-Go Week  -  $8,275.00

Queenstown Lakes District Council for their Inflatable Fun  -  $8,220.00

Milton Primary School for their Tūhura Whare (To be confirmed)  -  $32,565.00

Sense Rugby (New Zealand) Trust for their Sense Rugby NZ Community Initiative  -  $24,250.00

Otago Boys' High School for their Otago Boys' Activate  -  $5,300.00

Stirling School for their Koho Kaha Sailing NZ- Stirling School  -  $866.00

Macandrew Bay School for their Have a Go Sailing Day  -  $504.00

Kingslea School for their Kelly Sports PE Support Programme  -  $3,680.00

Broad Bay School for their Sailing...Have a Go!  -  $1,000.00

Warepa School for their Kokokaha - Have a Go Sailing  -  $1,056.00

International Student Rescue Mission (MRSI) for their MRSI womens swimming group  -  $1,000.00

Otago Secondary School Sports Association for their Country Coaching  -  $1,000.00

Waitaki Community Recreation Centre for their Rangatahi Volleyball Programme  -  $13,494.10

Connect Cromwell for their Cromwell Disc Golf 9 hole course  -  $25,000.00

Football South for their Soccer Sisters  -  $15,000.00

Kahu Youth Trust for their Hustle  -  $1,000.00

Otago Handball for their Central Otago School League  -  $1,000.00

Cromwell Youth Trust for their Lets Get Active!  -  $1,000.00

Disc Golf Wanaka Inc for their Improving physical recreation opportunities for Tamariki and Rangitahi of Luggate  -  $18,477.04

Carisbrook School for their Ki O Rahi and ngā taonga tākaro  -  $8,460.00

Cromwell Youth Trust for their Te Ara - Outdoor Wellbeing Programme for Rangatahi  -  $30,000.00

WHAKARURUHAU LTD for their TINANA HIHIKO  -  $35,000.00

Otago Rugby Football Union for their Girls Rugby Activator Programme  -  $35,000.00

Otago Museum for their Korikori Active! Programme  -  $35,000.00

Whakatipu Youth Trust for their Whakamana IFly Youth Empowerment Programme  -  $10,000.00

Rad Skateboarding Ltd for their Rad Drop-in Sessions  -  $35,000.00

Otago Secondary School Sport Association for their Secondary School Adaptive Physical Activity programme.  -  $2,500.00

The StarJam Charitable Trust for StarJam Dunedin: Providing community connections for youth inactive or isolated by disability.  -  $15,000.00

Green Island School for their Play Box and Bike trailer  -  $10,000.00

Pine Hill School for their Beach Education Programme -  $895.00

East Otago High School for their East Otago Its Time to get Culturally Moving!  -  $6,004.26

Karitane School Watersafety program for their Karitane School Water safety Programme  -  $3,000.00

Pacific Trust Otago for their Pacific Trust Otago Holiday Programme  -  $35,000.00

Queen's High School for their Exploring Physical Activity Options  -  $6,000.00

Fulton Hogan Limited for their Playful Footpaths Programme -  $35,000.00

Journeys Charitable Trust for their Journeys  programme -  $27,000.00

M!NT Charitable Trust for their M!NT Weekly Programme  -  $10,000.00

Kaikorai Valley College for their Kaikorai Valley College - Court Development Project  -  $10,000.00

Otago Softball Association for their Girls on Base - softball for girls programme  -  $10,000.00

Pacific Trust Otago for their Pacific Trust Children's Holiday Programme  -  $1,000.00

Otago Girls' High School for their Junior Activity Week  -  $8,640.00

Otago Touch Association Inc for their Rangatahi Play Touch Prgramme -  $5,883.00

The Straight Up Trust/Rock Solid for their Rock Solid Basketball Programme -  $10,217.00

Volleyball Southland Inc for their POIREWA/VOLLEYBALL ETHNIC TOURNAMENTS IN WANAKA AND QUEENSTOWN  -  $8,766.00

Volleyball Southland Inc for their Poirewa/ Volleyball for Life in Wanaka & Queenstown  -  $8,574.00

WORD (World Off-road Riding Department) for their Dirt and Soul Programme -  $36,800.00

St Clair Golf Club Incorporated for their Snag Golf Programme -  $9,700.00

reThink Children's Therapy Ltd for their reThink After School Club  -  $10,000.00

Sacred Heart School for their Frisbee swing play space  -  $9,922.85

Otago Softball Association Incorporated for their Project: Assisting an unincorporated group of tamariki active in softball by acting as the legal entity that can apply to Tu Manawa  -  $660.00

Waikari School -  $6,112.13

ParaFed Otago -  $8,000.00

Bradford Primary School -  $8,200.00

Kingslea School -  $1,840.00

Otago Youth Wellness Trust -  $5,194.00

Disc Golf Otago -  $20,000.00

Te Roopu Tautoko ki te Tonga -  $25,000.00

Rad Skate School -  $25,666.00

Cromwell Youth Trust -  $39,781.00

Balclutha Riding for the Disabled  -  $10,000.00

Line Marking Specialists  -  $59,290.00

M!NT Charitable Trust -  $5,353.00

Mountain Biking North Otago  -  $10,000.00

North Otago Lawns Tennis  -  $6,720.00

Otago Maori Rugby  -  $9,500.00

Sport FOUR All  -  $40,000.00

Waitaki District Council  -  $15,000.00

Southern Zone of New Zealand Rugby League Incorporated -  $9,500.00

Kaikorai Valley College -  $5,000.00

Waikari School -  $9,643.09

Let's Go Fitness -  $10,000.00

Bolder Inn -  $20,000.00

Halfway Bush School -  $6,641.00

Dunedin City Petanque Incorporated -  $3,680.00

Rad Skate School -  $10,000.00

Wanaka Associated Football Club -  $10,000.00

Otago Rugby Football Union -  $25,000.00

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora -  $6,241.00

Aspiring Gymsports -  $15,000.00

M!NT Charitable Trust -  $28,750.00

Cromwell Youth Trust -  $9,854.78

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association -  $7,850.00

Otago Museum -  $10,000.00

Clutha Recreation Centre Inc T/A Cross Recreation Centre -  $7,057.00

Pacific Trust Otago -  $25,000.00

Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust -  $25,000.00

Te Roopu Tautoko ki te Tonga -  $25,000.00

Southern Zone of New Zealand Rugby League Incorporated -  $10,000.00

Rad Skate Schools -  $9,916.71

Otago Country Cricket -  $3,544.90

Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki -  $10,000.00

Journeys Charitable Trust -  $9,500.00