Funding is available through KiwiSport towards helping Te Kura students participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. KiwiSport is a government initiative that promotes sport for school-aged children.
Who can get it
The funding is available for:
- full-time students
- young adults who have a learning advisor.
What you can get
You may receive funding towards gym, pool or sports club memberships, and many other physical activities including hip-hop dancing, waka ama, outdoors activities at events days and more – although you cannot be reimbursed for an activity you’re already doing.
You can also apply for funding towards Spirit of New Zealand voyages.
If you participate in secondary sports competitions you will be eligible for entry fee funding. We will also send you a Te Kura sports uniform to wear if you are representing the school.
Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Awards are not funded by KiwiSport and Te Kura does not coordinate funding for this award.
How to apply
Talk to your learning advisor if you’re interested in applying for KiwiSport funding.
Our learning advisors are here to help. If you have an issue unrelated to study that you need support with, please let them know. While they may not always be able to assist you directly, they can help refer you on to somebody who can.
You may find some of the links below helpful.
Skylight is a national not-for-profit trust that enables children, young people, their family/whānau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and grief.
SPARX is a computerised self-help programme designed for 12–19 year olds, which can help with mild to moderate depression or if you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety. The site has helpful information on anxiety, depression (and other issues you may be struggling with like leaving school or getting on with your parents) including:
- videos of 13 real young people telling their stories
- quick steps to help build healthy mental wellbeing
- healthy behaviours to build resilience
- places to go to get help
- information for anyone worried about a friend
- a moderated forum for young people to share stories and experiences and provide peer-to-peer support.
What’s Up? is a free counselling service for children and young people. The website includes top tips on a range of issues they are most commonly called about, including bullying, loneliness, family violence, relationships and depression.
Youth Law is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. This is a good starting place for looking into your rights and the law.
Youthline works with people from all walks of life, from all cultures and with all sorts of things going on in their lives. Contact them about any worries you may have – big or small – via text, email, phone or face to face.