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 tapuwaeKo te hōkai nuku ko te hōkai rangiKo te hōkai a tō tupuna a Tānenui-a-rangiKa pikitia ai ki te rangi tūhāhā ki te Tihi-o-ManonoKa rokohina atu rā ko Te Matua-kore anakeKa tīkina mai ngā kete o te wānangaKo te kete-tuauriKo te kete-tuateaKo te kete-aronuiKa tiritiria ka poupouaKa puta mai iho ko te ira tangataKi te wheiao ki te ao māramaTihei-mauri ora!
This is the journey of sacred footstepsJourneyed about the earth journeyed about the heavensThe journey of the ancestral god TānenuiarangiWho ascended into the heavens to Te Tihi-o-ManonoWhere he found the parentless sourceFrom there he retrieved the baskets of knowledgeTe kete-tuauriTe kete-tuateaTe kete-aronuiThese were distributed and implanted about the earthFrom which came human lifeGrowing from dim light to full lightThere 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 higher deprivation 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 2023, we have distributed $2.9m of funding to over 300 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.
Te Kete Tuatea o Te Tiriti o Waitangi
We are committed to upholding the mana of the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We acknowledge He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni and Te Tiriti o Waitangi as Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding documents.
We use this fund to support whānau to be the best version of themselves, as determined by them.
We support kaupapa that will lead to:
Te Kete Tuauri o Te Taiao
This approach supports a deeper understanding of the relationship between people and Te Taiao (the environment). As a wider Tū Manawa network, we are committed to adopting an environmental lens over our investments and working collectively across the motu to reduce our impact on the environment.
We support approaches to conserving, restoring and renewing the environment so that Te Taiao and people can flourish together.
Te Kete Aronui o Aronga Whanokē
This approach supports a greater willingness to experiment and think differently about engaging people in physical activity.
We support kaupapa that:
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
Ma wai e tono? | Who can apply?
We welcome applications from the following organisation types (please note, funded entities must have legal status):
Where an organisation or group wishes to apply but has no legal status, we recommend you consider partnering with a legal entity.
He aha ngā kaupapa ka taea te tono? | What can be funded?
This is an activation fund that is intended to help cover the costs that are directly associated with the delivery of your activity. These costs might also address any barriers that prevent participants accessing your activity.
They could include:
We are interested in receiving applications that take innovative approaches to engaging our priority groups in quality tākaro/play, ngā mahi a te rēhia/active recreation and hākinakina auraki/sport experiences that meet their needs.
You can apply for up to $30,000 annually.
Applications under $10,000 will be assessed by an internal Sport Northland panel and applications over $10,000 will be assessed by an external panel that will include community members and Sport Northland staff.
Ko wai e kore e taea te tono? | Who cannot apply?
The following are not eligible to apply:
He aha ngā kaupapa kahore e utu? | What can't be funded?
The fund does not cover:
We want to ensure Tū Manawa funding does not replace curriculum delivery, or inadvertently cause confusion about the roles and responsibilities of teachers/kaiako and external providers. For that reason, when planned activities involve external providers other than school personnel and occur during class time, there is an additional step in the application process.
This involves a discussion between the school/kura and the external provider about the planned activity. The In-school/kura setting form has been created to guide this discussion.
Please complete the form and upload it to your application when applying. The link to the form is below.
It is important to be clear on what all parties are trying to achieve, and consider how the project supports building relationships, making use of local and community resources and connections and ultimately ensuring better outcomes for students and their learning.
Please note that you do not need to complete this form for projects that occur within a school/kura setting that are either before or after school, during lunchtime and breaks, or for applications that only involve school personnel.
Mutuwhenua o Haratua
Our funding rounds align with the Maramataka. These four rounds align to ngā wāhanga o te tau. Each round opens on a Maure (Tangaroa phase) or Ōhua (Tane phase) marama as this is a good time for planting new crops and gathering kai. Each round closes on a mutuwhenua marama which signals the end of a lunar cycle.
When will I hear if my application is successful or not?
Applicants will be contacted about the outcome within 2-3 weeks of the closing date of the round.
Payment schedule will be as follows:
As a general rule, 75% of funding will be paid on the signing of an investment schedule and 25% on the submission of a satisfactory final report. This is reviewed on a case by case bases when needed. Failure to meet the agreed actions in the investment schedule satisfactorily may result in funding having to be returned. Payment will be made on receipt of a 7-day invoice.
If you have any questions or have finished your project and are ready to submit your final report, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CDL Group Northland Sports House97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington,Whangārei email@example.com
CDL Group Northland Sports House - 09 437 9600McKay Stadium / Kensington Fitness - 09 437 4404