Outdoor Activity Fund

The Outdoor Activity Fund seeks to enhance diversity and inclusion in outdoor recreation, and to connect people with their culture through the outdoors.

Round 4 of the Outdoor Activity Fund has concluded and the response was staggering. This round had a focus on projects that increased participation of Tangata Whenua as Māori in outdoor activities, as well as projects that increases participation of underrepresented groups in the outdoors.

The eight recipients are:

  • Graeme Dingle Foundation - Wilderness Adventure, a three week outdoor/wilderness programme aimed toward at-risk rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau. Delivered in partnership with Hillary Outdoors.
  • Hawaiki Kura - Hawaiki Ora, a wānanga targeted at tangata Māori promoting wellbeing and activity through connection with Māori and te taiao.
  • Wildnerness Canoe Trust - Provision of accessible and free and canoe journeys for children, young adults, and adults with a disability or special needs.
  • Matipo School - Povision and subsidy of the Matipo Primary School Outdoor Education schools camps.
  • Owhango Adventures - To develop and qualify Māori tour guides on the Whanganui River.
  • Sir Peter Blake Trust (BLAKE) - A three day, two night experience for year 7 and 8 students to explore and understand the marine environment.
  • Waitomo Caves Musuem - Provision of outdoor adventure activities and learning for local Waitomo schools.
  • Te Kōpuku High - Delievery of a water safety and surfing programme for year 9 and 10 students through a Tikanga Māori lens.

Thanks to our National Partner, Sport NZ, who have provided the funding for the Outdoor Activity Fund. If you have any questions, please direct them to Andrew Leslie on andrew@nzrecreation.org.nz.

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