Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa funding has been exhausted for the 2023 - 2024 financial year. Funding rounds will commence again in the 2024-2025 financial year, beginning 1 July 2024. Funding round dates will be announced closer to this time. 

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.

Nuku Ora is proud to be managing the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund on behalf of Sport NZ for the wider Wellington region, with a total of $1,423,435.00 to distribute over the next 12 months.

We know from research that there are some groups who are more at risk of missing out or being less active, including children and young people in higher deprivation communities, girls and young women (5-24), and disabled children and young people (5-18). Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding.

You will find all of the relevant Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund information below. After reviewing the information, if you have any questions, please contact us at tumanawa@nukuora.org.nz. We highly recommend you get in touch before submitting an application so that we can help to ensure that your application is aligned. 

Information and resources

Please find below the essential funding information for Tū Manawa. Nuku Ora strongly advise applicants to review the information provided carefully ahead of applying to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the fund and its parameters.

Smaller Project Fund

For applications of funding smaller than $10,000.

Funding Round Now Closed

Next Smaller Project Fund round opens 26 January 2024. 

Open Fund

For applications of funding for $10,000 or more. 

Funding Round Now Closed

In school/Kura setting form


Application Support Pamphlet


Sport NZ Community Guidelines 


Sport NZ Frequently Asked Questions

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Need more help?

We highly recommend you get in touch with our Tū Manawa team before submitting your application

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Approved Tū Manawa Applications Year 1

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