Successful applicants for the Manatū Wāhine Physical Activity and Wellbeing Fund have now been confirmed. A total of 123 not-for-profit organisations will receive financial support for community-led initiatives that improve women and girls’ access to sport and active recreation activities to support their wider wellbeing. 

Investment for the fund has come from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as part of its work to maximise the impacts and benefits of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. 

The contestable fund was launched on 1 May as part of the government’s leverage and legacy programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. It was originally capped at $500,000, but due to the high number of applications, an additional $500,000 of investment was provided for a total of $1 million. 

The fund is one of the initiatives dedicated to celebrating and empowering women and girls in sport, active recreation, and other activities to support their wellbeing and to create ongoing benefits for our communities. A key criterion of the fund was that initiatives needed to focus on providing support to women and girls who may face barriers to participation or who are not well supported by mainstream programmes.

View the full list of successful applicants for the fund.

For more information about the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, visit:

Privacy statement 

The Privacy Act 2020 governs how the Ministry collects, holds, uses, and discloses personal information about you and the information you provide. You have the right to access and correct personal information.  

Any personal or organisational information, and the information provided in the application, will only be visible to Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women staff and members of the application review panel. 

Please note that any information regarding this fund may be subject to a request to Manatū Wahine for information under the Official Information Act 1982. Personal details can be withheld under the Act, including your name and address. 

Contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy and the Manatū Wāhine Physical Activity and Wellbeing Fund. Contact for general queries.