1 in 8 Kiwi kids feel excluded from sport.
To combat this, we have been working with our friends at KidsCan on the Cadbury Donate Your Kit programme which has collected and distributed over 60,000 pieces of sports equipment to kids across the country.
We have also awarded 115 schools across NZ grants totalling $400K which have helped fund individual tournament costs, sports club fees, travel to competitions, as well as improvements to school sport facilities.
Successful recipients included 13 schools that will be awarded grants for large projects such as:
- Rugby posts for a kura which has been teaching tamariki without any goal posts for the last 20 years
- Adaptive bikes so a school’s high-need students can share the bike track
- New basketball hoops for a school whose old one collapsed
- Surf boards for a school where a lack of transport meant some students have never made it to local surf beaches