About our
sports programme


Our sports programme provides New Zealand sportspeople opportunities to grow more knowledgeable, connected and confident with Asia, in particular Japan.

With the large number of Kiwis travelling to prepare, participate and officiate in pinnacle events being hosted in Japan over the next few years (including the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics), the focus of the Foundation's sports programme will be on Japan.

* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the way the Foundation delivers some programmes will change to account for the Covid situation here and in Asia.

Two contestable funding opportunities are available:

  • Community Sport Funding – available to New Zealanders travelling to Japan to participate, train, officiate or upskill in sport.
  • School Sport Funding – for school groups travelling to Japan with the key purpose to participate in sport.
  • Strategic Partnership Funding - for national sporting organisations to build long-term partnerships with the Foundation to deliver projects or events.