WHAT IS KIWISPORT?
“More Kids, More Opportunities, Better Skills”
Launched by the Prime Minister in August 2009, KiwiSport is a government funding initiative to promote sport for school-aged children.
KiwiSport provides funding to schools for Year 1-8 students and Year 9-13 students through the Ministry of Education and Sport New Zealand who funds the Regional Sports Trusts It aims to:
Types of KiwiSport Funding: The Direct Fund and the Regional Partnership Fund (RPF). The RPF fund is the one that will be most accessible to Softball.
The Direct Fund: The Direct Fund is for primary and secondary schools to use on initiatives that lead to the objectives sought from KiwiSport. Schools have discretion about how the fund is used. Payments are made directly to schools, quarterly, through the Ministry of Education Operations Grant
The Regional Partnership Fund (RPF): The Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) will be allocated to Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs) by Sport New Zealand and administered by RSTs for use in their communities.
The RPF recognises that sports clubs and community groups have an important role to play in delivering sport to school-aged children. RSTs will be expected to use the fund to encourage new partnerships involving schools, clubs, local and community groups that will lead to more young people involved in organised sport.