School pools provide valuable access to aquatic education for New Zealand children, but the cost of running them is a challenge for many. About 60 percent of all primary schools have pools (about 1200 schools) resulting in many children missing out on vital water safety skills training at school.
Water Safety New Zealand funds water safety providers through the Water Safety New Zealand annual investment round. Funding from Lotteries Grants funding, via
Water Safety New Zealand will invest in partnerships that deliver drowning prevention interventions that make a real difference to New Zealand's high drowning toll.
Projects must align with the goals of the New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2020 and demonstrate clear impacts and organisational capability to deliver effectively.
The 2018/19 Investment Round closed on 21 May 2018. Outcomes from this round will be advised in August 2018.
These cuties were part of an early childhood education water safety programme, developed by Drowning Prevention Auckland.
Drowning Prevention Auckland Parent and Pre-School Drowning Prevention Campaign received funding from Water Safety New Zealand's 2017/18 Investment Round.
Parents from 100 early childhood education centres in Auckland received water safety education and an introduction to Water Skills For Life.