Enriching lives through play, active recreation, and sport.


Providing funding for projects and programmes in Te Tai Tokerau


Sport Northland 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 tākaro/play, ngā mahi a te rēhia/active recreation and hākinakina/sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating.

We welcome applications from a wide range of organisations that provide tākaro/play, ngā mahi a te rēhia/active recreation and hākinakina/sport opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi, particularly for those that are less active. These groups include:

  • Children and young people in higher deprivation communities
  • Girls and young women (5-24); and
  • Disabled children and young people (5-18)

Two separate funding round types for Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa are available - Fast Fund and Full Fund.  Applications for both the Fast Fund and Full Fund follow the same criteria and guidelines. Please make sure you read the guidelines prior to applying. ​​​​​​​

$847,000 of the fund will be available in Northland between August 2022 and June 2023 (or until the funds are allocated).

Please read all the information below including, guidelines, links and other helpful information.