Kiwisport is a Sport NZ initiative to support school aged children and their participation in organised sport.
The Kiwisport investment pool comprises of two components - the Direct Fund and the Regional Partnership Fund (RPF). The Direct Fund has already been distributed by Sport NZ directly to schools (public and private) and was based on a per capita formula.
Sport Taranaki were given the mandate by Sport NZ to manage and allocate funds from the RPF. The RPF is designed to encourage schools, clubs, community organisations and local businesses to collaborate in increasing opportunities for organised sport.
There is a split of contestable and non-contestable models and four models are contestable and open to organisations and schools to apply for investment.
The four contestable models open for applications include:
• Fundamental Skills Programme - focuses on developing and enhancing key aquatics, movement and manipulative fundamental skills for students. Open to schools, national sport organisations (NSOs), regional sports organisations (RSOs), clubs and commercial organisations to apply.
• Teacher/Volunteer Development Programme - offers a wide range of sport related professional development for teachers, parents and volunteers. Open to schools, NSOs, RSOs, clubs and commercial organisations to apply.
• Sport Programme - offers an externally delivered sport based participation programme conducted outside the curriculum as a general rule. Open to schools, NSOs, RSOs, clubs and commercial organisations to apply.
• Strengthening School and Sport Organisation Partnerships Programme - strengthens partnerships between schools, RSOs and clubs through providing resources to develop efficient and effective coordination and pathways. Open to secondary schools only to apply.
Funding will be distributed to organisations and schools who submit applications that meet the criteria and operating principles of the Kiwisport RPF. Project duration can be up to 18 months.