Providing funding that makes it better and easier for Invercargill residents to participate in sport, active recreation and play.

Applications are now closed for the 2024 funding rounds

What can you apply for?


Programme delivery - costs involved in delivering new or expanded opportunities for sport, active recreation and play initiatives. Includes costs such as venue hire, equipment,transport to event, and staff/volunteer costs

Age range: All ages. Up to $10,000

Volunteers/Officials - projects improving thequality of physical activity opportunities. Includes, but is not limited to, volunteer and paid staff training and development, co-design activities, and club development.

Age range: All age. Up to $5000.

Travel - up to $500 to support individuals based in Invercargill. Up to $2000 to contribute towards teams. Individuals and teams must notbe professional or part of a national team.

All ages.

Accessibility - resources for individuals who face financial difficulties. May include equipment and clothing, membership fees and transport costs. Applied for through Regional Sports Organisations, community groups orsocial agencies. Up to $300 per individual.

Age range: 5 to 25-years-old​​​​​​​



Higher priority will be given to applications that:

  • Help people struggling to participate or currently missing out
  • Are from organisations supporting high deprivation communities

Next funding round

  • new funding rounds for the Invercargill Active Communities Fund will be confirmed by June 30th for 2024/2025​​​​​​​

For any questions or enquiries please call Mihiterina Frazer-Hita on 03 211 2150 or email activecommunities@activesouthland.co.nz