Providing funding for Free Holiday Programmes

Sport Northland administers funding on behalf of Oranga Tamariki for providers wanting to deliver free holiday programmes in the Whangārei and Far North Districts. Programmes must incorporate activities to keep participants engaged and will be beneficial to their growth and development. This is for youth aged 11 to 13 years or 14 to 18 years.  

Break-Away Holiday Programmes must run for at least 4 hours each day (Monday - Friday) with a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day.  

Applications are CLOSED for Break-Away Holiday Programme Funding. If you are interested in being considered for future funding to become a Break-Away Holiday Programme Provider, please email

Breakaway Applications must be submitted by the 30th of June 2024

The organisations that we currently fund to provide Break-Away Holiday Programmes are:

  • Northland Basketball
  • NZ Surf Academy
  • Whangārei Youth Space

Additional Funding Options

If you haven’t already, check out these other funding options available: ​​​​​​​