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: 

Funding Rounds

2024-25 funding rounds for Otago are under review.​​​​​​​

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 - OPEN until end of June 2024.

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 larger funding rounds, 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. 

Please note that we do not have funding rounds set for 2024/25. 
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SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS 2022-2023


Central Otago Friendship Network

$357.00

Kahu Youth Trust

$30,000.00

Circus Space Community Trust

$7,620.00

World Fitness Limited

$8,646.50

WORD (World Off-road Riding Department)

$30,000.00

Rad Skate School

$42,278.00

North Otago Youth Support

$2,503.55

Queens High School

$5,610.00

Waitaki District Council

$7,163.04

The North Otago Lawn Tennis Association Inc

$11,073.16

Te Hou Ora Whānau Services

$2,595.00

Ardgowan School

$3,000.00

Sport FOUR All

$60,000.00

Alexandra Primary School

$3,000.00

Waitaki Girls High School

$2,050.00

Bayfield High School

$1,895.64

M!NT Charitable Trust

$3,000.00

Nature School Dunedin

$2,896.00

Blue Light

$2,932.50

KingsView School

$3,000.00

Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust

$1,925.83

Balclutha Primary School

$2,291.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated

$1,290.30

Balclutha Primary School

$7,996.50

North Otago Group Riding for the Disabled Association Inc

$10,000.00

The SplashSave Foundation

$9,946.00

Waikouaiti School

$8,176.00

Whakatipu Youth Trust

$6,500.00

Tokomairiro High School

$2,000.00

Brockville Full Primary School

$3,000.00

Inspired Faith Church

$3,000.00

Alexandra Primary School

$3,000.00

St Joseph's Cathedral School

$3,000.00

Otago Cricket

$3,000.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated

$2,928.00

Karitāne School

$2,300.00

Tokomairiro High School

$3,000.00

NOPPA

$4,000.00

Pembroke School

$8,000.00

Oamaru Intermediate School

$15,500.00

Hampden School

$15,000.00

Kingslea School

$3,680.00

Kaikorai Valley College

$5,750.00

reThink Children's Therapy

$10,800.00

Fulton Hogan Dunedin (Play Lab)

$48,127.00

Megazone Entertainment Centre (Laser Boys Limited)

$10,000.00

Remarkables Primary School

$3,860.00

Kahu Youth Trust

$6,500.00

Nature School Dunedin

$10,899.18

Whakatipu Youth Trust

$19,662.02

St Clair Golf Club

$9,800.00

Totara School

$645.23

Kavanagh College (Trinity College)

$3,000.00

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

$2,970.00

Whakatipu Youth Trust

$2,790.00

Maheno School

$2,544.11

Dunedin Netball

$3,000.00

Waikouaiti School

$3,000.00

Logan Park High School

$3,000.00

Southern Youth Development

$3,000.00

He Waka Kōtuia Trust

$17,067.00

Southern Zone Rugby League

$19,675.00

Golf Otago

$20,000.00

Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust

$17,500.00

MINT Charitable Trust

$20,000.00

University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo)

$47,200.00

Otago Rugby Football Union

$35,000.00

Journeys Central Otago

$15,000.00

The StarJam Charitable Trust

$15,000.00

Uruuruwhenua Health inc.

$60,000.00

Te Hou Ora Ōtepoti: Āwhina Ako

$15,800.00

Inspired Faith Church Balclutha Charitable Trust

$18,752.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated

$3,913.04

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated

$1,990.00

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated

$2,345.00

Ice Sports Dunedin Inc

$2,000.00

North East Valley Normal School

$3,000.00

OSSSA

$2,912.82

Tokoiti School

$2,983.02

Impact boxing

$3,000.00

Elmgrove School

$3,000.00

Queenstown Squash Club

$959.27

Southern Area Schools Tournament

$2,124.40

Clinton Primary School

$2,665.60

Queenstown Gymnastics Club

$3,580.00

Otago Secondary School Sports Association

$4,256.91

Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association

$4,777.00

Cromwell Youth Trust

$10,000.00

Blue Mountain College

$1,600.00