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. 


Central Otago Friendship Network


Kahu Youth Trust


Circus Space Community Trust


World Fitness Limited


WORD (World Off-road Riding Department)


Rad Skate School


North Otago Youth Support


Queens High School


Waitaki District Council


The North Otago Lawn Tennis Association Inc


Te Hou Ora Whānau Services


Ardgowan School


Sport FOUR All


Alexandra Primary School


Waitaki Girls High School


Bayfield High School


M!NT Charitable Trust


Nature School Dunedin


Blue Light


KingsView School


Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust


Balclutha Primary School


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated


Balclutha Primary School


North Otago Group Riding for the Disabled Association Inc


The SplashSave Foundation


Waikouaiti School


Whakatipu Youth Trust


Tokomairiro High School


Brockville Full Primary School


Inspired Faith Church


Alexandra Primary School


St Joseph's Cathedral School


Otago Cricket


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated


Karitāne School


Tokomairiro High School




Pembroke School


Oamaru Intermediate School


Hampden School


Kingslea School


Kaikorai Valley College


reThink Children's Therapy


Fulton Hogan Dunedin (Play Lab)


Megazone Entertainment Centre (Laser Boys Limited)


Remarkables Primary School


Kahu Youth Trust


Nature School Dunedin


Whakatipu Youth Trust


St Clair Golf Club


Totara School


Kavanagh College (Trinity College)


Orokonui Ecosanctuary


Whakatipu Youth Trust


Maheno School


Dunedin Netball


Waikouaiti School


Logan Park High School


Southern Youth Development


He Waka Kōtuia Trust


Southern Zone Rugby League


Golf Otago


Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust


MINT Charitable Trust


University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo)


Otago Rugby Football Union


Journeys Central Otago


The StarJam Charitable Trust


Uruuruwhenua Health inc.


Te Hou Ora Ōtepoti: Āwhina Ako


Inspired Faith Church Balclutha Charitable Trust


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association Incorporated


Ice Sports Dunedin Inc


North East Valley Normal School




Tokoiti School


Impact boxing


Elmgrove School


Queenstown Squash Club


Southern Area Schools Tournament


Clinton Primary School


Queenstown Gymnastics Club


Otago Secondary School Sports Association


Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association


Cromwell Youth Trust


Blue Mountain College