At Variety we want Kiwi kids to have more than just the basics. We want them to have the same opportunities to develop self-confidence, resilience and life skills, all while having fun, so together with Sport NZ we created Active Me – Kia Tū.
Through Active Me – Kia Tū, children and young people on the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme in Auckland and Northland can access up to $300 a year for two years to help them get active and moving.
Active Me can be used to pay for your child to participate in sports, after-school clubs or groups, or equipment so that they can play with their friends and whānau.
Get active together as a whānau. Kids love it when the family is involved. Parents, and whānau play an important role in nurturing their child’s love of physical activity.
Being physically active helps kids to be better learners – they engage in class work more, stay in school longer, and achieve better at school – both in and out of the classroom.
It’s not just about physical health, being active is good for you and your kids mental, social, and spiritual health too. It helps kids to control their feelings and emotions too.
Find out what is most important to your child when they are being active. Is it having fun, learning new skills, or making friends? Find an activity that meets their needs.
Variety and Sport NZ are helping Kiwi kids get involved in play, activities and sports - so they can participate in the things they love to do.
Through Active Me, children and young people on Variety’s Kiwi Kid Sponsorship Programme in Auckland and Northland can access up to $300 each year for two years to help them get active and moving.
Active Me is a two year pilot programme in Auckland and Northland only.
Any child or young person aged 4-18 years old on Kiwi Kid Sponsorship currently living in Auckland or Northland.
Active Me is a two-year pilot programme delivered with the support of Sport New Zealand. We will evaluate the programme to measure its benefit for children, young people and their whānau. This will help us work out if we can extend the programme across New Zealand in the future.
Up to $300. Every child in Auckland or Northland who is sponsored through the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship has up to $300 per year available for two years (in 2021 and 2022), which can be accessed through Variety in the same way as Kiwi Kid Sponsorship funds are.
This fund can be used in different ways to help your child or young person be more active. Kids can be physically active through sports, after-school clubs or groups, or playing with friends. Some examples include swimming, running, cycling, dancing, kapa haka, football, netball, basketball, tennis, hockey, athletics, yoga, martial arts, skate boarding, and going to the gym.
Active Me can help you pay for sports equipment, new gear, registration fees, appropriate clothing, shoes or uniforms, or other activity costs – so long as it supports your child to be active in the ways they want to be.