Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

To date we have held three Open Fund rounds for the first investment year of Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa. We are accepting Fast fund applications until the end of March 2021. Further funding will be available later in 2021. 

Nuku Ora is proud to be managing Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa on behalf of Sport NZ in our region. 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. 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, and girls and young women. Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding.

Approved Tū Manawa Applications

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Sport NZ Community Guidelines 

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Sport NZ Frequently Asked Questions

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Open Fund - CLOSED

For applications $10,000.01 or more

Fast Fund - CLOSED

For applications $10,000.00 or less


Thank you to the Open Fund and Fast Fund Panel members for their continued support in allocating the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund out into our communities within the Greater Wellington Region.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Open Fund Community Decision Making Panel

Paul Marshall (Te Puni Kōkiri)
Sarah Murray (Wellington City Council)
Stewart Sexton (Capital & Coast District Health Board)
Bryan Dickinson (College Sport Wellington)
Michelle Hayward (Nuku Ora)
Matthew Claridge (Nuku Ora)
Pembroke Chambers (Nuku Ora)
Adam Gosney (Nuku Ora)
Anya Hape (Nuku Ora)

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fast Fund Assessment Panel

Bryan Dickinson (College Sport Wellington)
David Fa'atafa (College Sport Wellington)
Adam Gosney (Nuku Ora)
Dayle Clarkson (Nuku Ora)
Apanui Heemi (Nuku Ora)