Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa​​​​​​​

Providing funding for projects and programmes in Te Tai Tokerau

Ka pū te ruha ka hao te rangatahi

Old approaches must make way for new

Tēnei au te hōkai nei o taku tapuwae
Ko te hōkai nuku ko te hōkai rangi
Ko te hōkai a tō tupuna a Tānenui-a-rangi
Ka pikitia ai ki te rangi tūhāhā ki te Tihi-o-Manono
Ka rokohina atu rā ko Te Matua-kore anake
Ka tīkina mai ngā kete o te wānanga
Ko te kete-tuauri
Ko te kete-tuatea
Ko te kete-aronui​​​​​​​
Ka tiritiria ka poupoua
Ka puta mai iho ko te ira tangata
Ki te wheiao ki te ao mārama
Tihei-mauri ora!

This is the journey of sacred footsteps
Journeyed about the earth journeyed about the heavens
The journey of the ancestral god Tānenuiarangi
Who ascended into the heavens to Te Tihi-o-Manono
Where he found the parentless source
From there he retrieved the baskets of knowledge
Te kete-tuauri
Te kete-tuatea
Te kete-aronui​​​​​​​
These were distributed and implanted about the earth
From which came human life
Growing from dim light to full light
There was life!

Te Whakapapa o Tū Manawa i a Sport Northland

The history of Tū Manawa at Sport Northland

Sport Northland is proud to be managing Tū Manawa on behalf of Sport NZ in our region. Tū Manawa builds on the previous funding support from the KiwiSport fund, which successfully ran across Aotearoa for over a decade. Tū Manawa is aiming to transform approaches to engaging tamariki and rangatahi in healthy and active lifestyles for life through tākaro/play, ngā mahi a te rēhia/active recreation and hākinakina/sport. Sport NZ released this fund with a particular focus on groups who are less active, including girls and young women, disabled people and those living in our priority communities. Therefore, we welcome applications that will provide quality experiences for these groups.

Sport Northland launched Tū Manawa in July 2020. Between July 2020 and June 2024, we have distributed $3.6m of funding to over 370 kaupapa across Te Tai Tokerau.

We are continually improving our funding process to ensure equitable distribution of funding across Northland. As part of this, we have developed a funding framework ‘Ngā Kete o Tū Manawa’ to support applicants to achieve greater impact for whānau and their communities.

Ngā Kete o Tū Manawa

The treasures we seek to obtain

Our funding framework was developed based on the story of Tāne ascending to Te Tihi-o-Manono to obtain the baskets of knowledge. This framework demonstrates our bi-cultural approach to achieve our vision of all Northlanders moving more for enhanced wellbeing.

Ngā Kete o Tū Manawa is a guide for whānau to support them with their application and outlines the key priorities that our decision making panel considers. A kaupapa does not need to achieve all outcomes that we are seeking (all three Kete), it’s there to guide you in the development of meaningful, sustainable and impactful kaupapa.

Ngā Taura o Ngā Kete

The binding that holds and protects our kete

Ngā Tikanga o Tū Manawa

 The process

Ma wai e tono? | Who can apply?

He aha ngā kaupapa ka taea te tono? | What can be funded?

E hia ngā utu ka taea e au te tono? | How much can I apply for?

Ko wai e kore e taea te tono? | Who cannot apply?

He aha ngā kaupapa kahore e utu? | What can't be funded?

Delivery in a school/kura setting

Wā Pūtea l Funding Dates

If you have any questions or have finished your project and are ready to submit your final report, please email us on funding@sportnorth.co.nz and the team will happily answer any questions or send you your online reporting form.

Te Haerenga o Ngā Kete o Tū Manawa

Based on the kōrero of the scholar Māori Marsden, it was said that Te Kete Tuatea (basket of light) is present knowledge, Te Kete Tuauri (basket of darkness) is all things unknown, and Te Kete Aronui (basket of pursuit) is the knowledge that humans currently seek. Our interpretation and application of the kōrero from Māori Marsden provides a broader scope of kaupapa to be funded. We don’t read the kete in isolation from one another, nor the straight translation of their meanings.

In the context of Tū Manawa:

Te Kete Tuatea o Te Tiriti o Waitangi is seen as the basket of light from Te Tiriti o Waitangi, where we look at what knowledge we currently know (inequities, systemic racism, intergenerational trauma etc), and focus on investing into kaupapa that demonstrate a focus on improved equity and wellbeing as Māori.

Te Kete Tuauri o Te Taiao is seen as the basket of things unknown in Te Taiao, where we focus on the connection, access and protection of Te Taiao.

Te Kete Aronui o Te Aronga Whanokē is seen as the basket of pursuit of knowledge that humans currently seek, where we focus on investing into innovation and human advancement

Nā Trina Henare (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) i whakaingoatia ngā kete o Tū Manawa - Te Kaiārahi He Oranga Poutama, Te Kāhui Rautaki Māori, Ihi Aotearoa | Sport NZ

Additional Funding Options

If you haven’t already, check out these additional ways to fund your kaupapa and the individuals that Tū Manawa is trying to target. ​​​​​​​

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