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What is KiwiSport

KiwiSport is a national initiative that aims to get more school-aged children playing organised sport.  It is funding that Harbour Sport manages on behalf of the community to schools for Year 1-8 students and Year 9-13 students.  The three main objectives are:

  • More Kids: increase the number of school aged children playing organised sport
  • More opportunities: Increase the availability and accessibility of sport for school aged children
  • Better Skills: Support children in developing skills that will allow them to participate effectively in sport throughout school and beyond.

Why Apply

Harbour Sport manages the KiwiSport fund on behalf of the North Harbour community and breaks the contestable funding down into two main streams:

  • Local Community Fund (Projects up to $30,000 per annum)
  • FastFund (Projects up to $5,000)

If you are a school, sports club, RSO, NSO, community provider or other eligible organisation, you may be able to apply for either of these funds to help make sport happen in your community. Download the KiwiSport Quick Guide

KiwiSport in Auckland

The 2015-18 KiwiSport investment plan for Auckland is a single Auckland Plan covering both regional and local KiwiSport investment processes.

Upon consultation with our community, an Auckland wide KiwiSport investment plan has been developed.  This aligns the processes, timings and the names of the funds across Auckland, to make it easier for organisations to seek funding for projects aimed at school-aged children and designed to meet desired KiwiSport outcomes

Funding Rounds


Open all year round until all funds are exhausted

Local Community Fund 

Round expression of interest: Closed

Round applications: Closed



Auckland Regional KiwiSport Fund 

Two funding rounds per year. Visit the Aktive Website for information on how to apply.

  • Round 1: Closed
  • Round 2: Closed
  • Round 3: Closed

KiwiSport in the Harbour Region

After consulting with the North Harbour community in March 2015, it is identified that our community priorities for KiwiSport are as follows:

  • Recruitment and Development of skilled coaches, volunteers and teachers
  • Creation of local competitions to address the issue of time / cost / travel
  • Change perceptions around ability levels required to participate
  • Development of social sport opportunities

 All projects applying to KiwiSport through Harbour Sport are to meet KiwiSport objectives, as well as address the North Harbour community priorities.

How to Apply

KiwiSport FastFund

Open all year round until all funds are exhausted

Total available funds for current round: $2,200

This fund is for organisations applying for projects up to $5,000 per annum. If you would like to apply to this fund, you are required to complete the online FastFund application form. You will be notified of the outcome within 19 working days of submitting the application.

For criteria, guidelines and processes, read the Quick Guide

Funds remaining in the KiwiSport FastFund

Auckland Regional KiwiSport Fund



The Fund is contestable and is distributed by Auckland Sport on behalf of the 4 local Regional Sport Trusts (RSTs) Counties Manukau Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitakere.
Auckland Regional KiwiSport Fund supports projects that operate in more than one of the 4 local RSTs boundaries.
This fund is additional to the local KiwiSport funding distributed by the 4 local RSTs.  For more information, contact:

Simone Spencer, Project Manager
Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation
Phone: 027 220 0560

Local Community KiwiSport Fund


This fund is for organisations applying for between $5,000 and $30,000 per annum. There will be no more rounds for the year if the funds are fully allocated in this round. If you would like to apply to this fund, you are required to complete an Expression of Interest Form and email it to before the closing date. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 45 working days of submitting the expression of interest. For criteria, guidelines and processes, read the Quick Guide.


    Any Questions?

    See the KiwiSport Full Application and Example

    For more information on KiwiSport in the North Harbour Community contact:

    Melanie Sykes
    Kiwisport Manager
    Tel: (09) 415-4655 Mobile: 027 700 4018

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      In the financial year of 2016 to 2017, we have funded a total of 24 contestable projects and 3 non contestable projects,  investing a total of $446,451 into the Harbour Sport Community.

      *Note: not included in the chart are numbers for projects delivering ‘Multiple Sports’ which has impacted 8,570 individual participants and saw 213,533 total participations.


      Our Aim is to:

      • increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport
      • increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children.
      • support children to develop skills that enable them to participate confidently in sport.

      Total Participants in the Harbour Region for the 2016/2017 Financial Year!

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