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.
You can access Active Me funding in the same way that you access your Kiwi Kid Sponsorship funding. There are three easy ways:
1. Ask your School Champion to submit a claim to Variety via our portal.
2. Email us an invoice at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Active Me (for no more than $300) and we will pay the invoice directly to the provider.
3. Email us at email@example.com to request a Warehouse Purchase Order with the subject Active Me and the $ value (for no more than $300).
Invoices take approximately two to four weeks to be paid and once paid by Variety, you will be able to collect your goods/items.
Yes, so long as the difference is no more than the funding available to you on KKS.
No, you can make as many claims as you want, and you have 12 months to spend the $300 for your child/children. Each child in your care will have access to $300.
At this time, Variety can offer this grant for two years to children in Kiwi Kid Sponsorship in Auckland and Northland. This means children and young people will have access to a $300 in 2021 and another $300 in 2022.
No, the funding for the second year cannot be advanced for use in the first year.
No, unfortunately it has to be used within 12 months.
Yes, you can, so long as there is sufficient funding in your child’s Active Me and KKS fund
No, any unused funds will be available until your Active Me grant expires in February 2022.