The Commission's main role is to fund
sport and active leisure organisations and sports clubs in New Zealand.
We work with schools, community clubs, sports organisations, iwi, regional
sports trusts and local authorities to create opportunities for all New Zealanders
to be active and reach their potential in their chosen sports. We also work with
other sports organisations in New Zealand.
We have four priorities for the funds we manage and our own programmes:
People First - young people are our first priority and our aim is to increase
participation and improve skill levels in sport and active leisure among all young
people of school age
- New Zealand's success in world sports events is well known. In partnership with
the New Zealand Sports Foundation we fund our top athletes and sports teams, so
that they can compete on the world stage.
Count - our aim is to get better coaching at all levels - from KiwiSport
in primary schools through to high performance coaching academies.
Play is our campaign to get all New Zealanders enjoying and benefiting
from physical activity as part of their everyday lives.
The Hillary Commission recognises the Treaty
of Waitangi as New Zealand's founding document. We seek to ensure that
all organisations receiving our funds are actively promoting opportunities for
Maori as participants, leaders, coaches and managers.
He Oranga Poutama provides
the Maori dimension for our strategies and the programmes that promote healthy
active lifestyles for Maori.
We believe sport and active
leisure should be enjoyed by all New Zealanders. Our strategy No
Exceptions aims to help New Zealanders with a disability enjoy the best of
what sport has to offer.
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