Funds available to get youth moving




Sport And Recreation

Applications for Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa funding are open. The Tū Manawa funds, small and large, aim to get inactive youth moving by removing barriers that prevent them from being active. The small fund allows grants up to $10,000 and has a 10-working-day turnaround on decisions. The large fund allows grants of up to $40,000. Applications close on August 31 with decisions made in the middle of next month. Sport Manawatū manages Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa on behalf of Sport New Zealand in our region. “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, girls and young women, and former refugees,” a spokesman says. “Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding.” Tu¯ Manawa Active Aotearoa welcomes applications from a range of groups that provide programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation, and sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating. Successful projects from the last round include SplashSave Foundation to run a community swimming programme ($29,057), Takaro BJJ/MMA ($8390), Kung Fu Academy NZ to run kung fu for all ($6200), and Massey University to introduce members of the Parafed community to the gym ($840). ■ Visit for more information.