About our
sports programme


Our sports programme funds 'add on' cultural experiences for individuals and groups travelling to Japan for sporting activities.

To leverage major sporting events coming up in Japan over the next two years - the Rugby World Cup 2019, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Para Olympics, and the World Masters Games 2021 - the sports programme will initially focus on supporting sportspeople travelling to Japan.

The aim of the programme is to have more New Zealanders who are comfortable and confident in Japan, who seek future opportunities there, and who succeed in their sport.

The two funding options are:

  • 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.