Sport Canterbury and Funding Assistance
KiwiSport is a New Zealand Government funding initiative to support sport for school-aged children. This funding is available, by application, to groups offering new or enhanced sporting opportunities for children aged 5 – 18 years. Applications are due on 30 September and 31 March each year. Applications must be received on the KiwiSport Application Form 2012-15.
Details of each area of the fund are shown below:
Establishment of “KiwiSport Coordinators” in local communities. This will be achieved through the utilisation of the KiwiSport Direct Fund, the Regional Partnership Fund and additional locally based funding to coordinate the delivery of sport at a community level.
The enhancement of existing KiwiSport Programmes to offer new opportunities to new young people, is a priority for existing programmes.
Depending on the needs of each community, outcomes may include:
1. Establishment of new or enhancing of existing school based clustered sport competitions for primary schools.
2. Support and promote the Fundamental Skills Programme (see the following section for details on the Fundamental Skills Programme) to local primary schools.
3. Development and delivery of curriculum, lunchtime, after school based sport related programmes.
4. Linking primary school children to opportunities between primary and secondary school.
Status: Contestable Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 32%
Fundamental Sports Skills – land based
The establishment, coordination and delivery of a subsidised primary school fundamental sports skills programme. Programmes must be delivered across the entire Canterbury West Coast region and fit into a fundamental sports skills framework under the categories of either invasion, striking and fielding, net and wall, target, athletic or gymnastic skills. The programme will be structured to ensure delivery can occur in both primary schools and community facilities such as clubs. Schools will be able to select a range of programme delivery options based on their PE needs and the interests for year four to eight children. Regional Sports Organisation programmes in this area should be aligned to their national body.
1. Coordination and delivery of the fundamentals sports skills programme (up to 8 skill sessions) to primary school children throughout the Canterbury West Coast Region. All programmes will be inclusive of children with disabilities.
2. Inclusion of teacher professional development and coach education within the fundamentals sports skills context.
3. Recruitment and training of fundamental skills coaches.
4. The translation of skill development into participation in sport in a school or club setting.
Status: Contestable for National Sports Organisations or Regional Sports Organisations Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 25.5%
Fundamental Movement Skills – land based
The establishment, coordination and delivery of a subsidised primary school fundamental movement skill programme. This programme must be delivered across the entire Canterbury West Coast region and be delivered to year 1 – 3 students to enhance skills of stability, object control and locomotion. The programme will be delivered through primary schools. Children should receive on-going sessions delivered by teachers throughout this age range.
1. The promotion, coordination and delivery of the fundamental movement skills programme to primary schools throughout the Canterbury West Coast region including four sessions of modeling to teachers in year 1 – 3.
2. Coordination and delivery of teacher professional development within year 1 – 3 teachers with a focus on fundamental movement skills.
3. The translation of skill development into participation in organised sport.
Status: Non-Contestable Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 7.5%
Fundamentals – Learn to Swim
The coordination and delivery of learn to swim programmes consisting of up to 10 lessons for students year 1 – 6. All programmes should be delivered by an accredited learn to swim provider.
1. The successful implementation of the learn to swim initiative into primary schools to involve year 1 – 6 students to complete up to 10 learn to swim lessons.
2. The delivery of relevant professional development to teachers where appropriate.
3. Proactively sign post children participating in the programme to other water based sporting opportunities in school and club based settings.
Status: Contestable Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 12.5%
Youth (year 7 – 13)
In partnership with Secondary Schools as well as community clubs and sporting organisations, support will be provided to develop and deliver innovative opportunities seeking to retain youth in sport through the drop off period (year 7 – 9). The engagement of youth (year 7 – 13) through innovative approaches and programmes that meet their needs is also a key aspect of this category.
1. Implementation of new innovative organised sport and skill development programmes that engage youth through meeting their needs.
2. Retention programmes aimed at reducing the traditional drop off of participants in the year 7 – 9 age range.
3. Linking youth to sport based participation opportunities in both school and club-based settings.
Status: Contestable Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 17.5%
Coach and Official Training
With assistance from Sport Canterbury, Regional Sporting Organisations as well as Sports Coordinators and Physical Education teachers support will be provided to recruit and train NEW volunteer coaches and officials through the delivery of sports specific and generic coaching and/or officiating courses.
All coaches and officials receiving support must be delivering sport to young people aged 5 – 18. Support may also be provided to NEW coach recruitment and development across all junior coaching communities.
1. Deliver generic and/or sports specific coach and official training and sport leader programmes in Canterbury West Coast Secondary Schools.
2. Generate NEW coaching and officiating opportunities for secondary school student coaches in both primary and secondary school settings.
3. Generate and deliver recruitment and development opportunities for NEW volunteer coaches and officials in junior coaching communities in school and club settings.
Status: Contestable Percentage of KiwiSport Fund: 5%
Sport Canterbury works closely with New Zealand’s Regional Sports Trusts to create a “Sporting Chance” for local families. These families are facing financial hardship, which affects their children’s ability to participate in sports clubs or events.
Application – Sporting Chance Fund
About Sport Canterbury
Sport Canterbury engages over 100,000 people each year in programmes designed to share the benefits of an active, sporting lifestyle. As New Zealand’s leading regional sports trust, Sport Canterbury employs dedicated, experienced staff who are passionate about supporting teachers and parents, athletes and administrators, to enrich sporting opportunities for future generations. It’s about improving access for the wider community and simply seeing “more people, more active, more often.”
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