Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa (Tū Manawa) is an activation fund that supports tamariki (5-11yrs) and  rangatahi (12-18yrs), particularly those who are less active, to access quality play, active recreation, or sport opportunities of their choice in their community or school and kura.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 2 August 2024. Organisations can apply for up to $10,000 with a maximum of two ‘live’ applications.

Get in touch with our Tū Manawa Team for more information 


Organisations that are located in North & South Taranaki and New Plymouth contact Terry to apply [email protected]

Organisations that are located in Central Taranaki contact Maree to apply [email protected]

These target groups include:

  • Children and young people in higher deprivation communities

  • Girls and young women (aged 5-18 years)

  • Disabled children and young people (aged 5–18 years) including those in schools up to the age of 21

  • Children and young people in rurally isolated communities

Simple questions to ask

  • Will the funding you are requesting get young people active?

  • How do you know there is a need? (What evidence do you have? Who have you spoken to? What barriers to participation are you removing?)

  • Are you targeting young people who are missing out?

Case Studies 


Maree Judd

 Central Taranaki Applications

[email protected]

​​​​​​​Phone: 027 856 1792


Terry Long

North & South Taranaki and New Plymouth Applications

[email protected]

Phone: 027 705 6963​​​​​​​

If you want to apply but do not have legal status you can consider partnering with a qualifying (legal) entity.

Before you start your online application you will need:

  • ​​​​​​​Incorporated Society Number or NZ Business Number (if relevant)
  •  GST number (if relevant)
  •  Relevant policies eg Child Protection, Health & Safety
  • Budget that includes all costs and identifies what the funding will be used for. The budget needs to include any other income for this project.

Sport Applications: Balance is Better

If your application is for ‘sport’ you will need to consider ‘ Balance is Better’. Balance is Better offers fresh thinking to deliver youth sport in New Zealand and is about creating quality experiences for all young people to keep them active and in the game.

More information on Balance is Better is here​​​​​​​