Ignite Sport

Together we're building the future 

August 2019 we asked for support to make the Ignite Sport Centre dream a reality. Since then our community has gone above and beyond! To raise $200,000 in just over a month was a challenge but the generosity of our supporters has blown us away. As at October 1st 2019 we were the official owners of the new Ignite Sport Centre on Bell Park. To everyone who helped us reach our goal, we can't thank you enough! 

Our current and final phase of the project (see thermometer graphic below) is to refurbish the building, making it fit for purpose. We have already raised $200,000 to fund this work through donations & three separate community trust grants. We hope to raise the remaining funds required through donations, business sponsorship and community grants. 

Thank you! With your support we will create a unique, youth inspired, youth focused centre that will serve not only this generation but also many more to come.

Kevin Goldsbury, Ignite Sport Coordinator


Donate: Would you consider donating to the refurbishment of the Ignite Sport Centre? Donate by making payment to; 

  • Account name: Ignite Sport Trust
  • Account no: 12-3142-0276022-02
  • Particulars: Building Fund
  • Reference: (your name). 

Email info@ignitesport.org.nz after donating so we can send you a tax receipt. All donations over $5 are tax deductible. Ignite Sport Trust Charities Commission no. CC20406. 

Business Sponsorship: Would your business, or a business you know of consider sponsoring the refurbishment of the Ignite Sport Centre? Sponsorship options are based on room size. We would acknowledge your contribution in the room design, on our website & social media channels. See our business sponsorship options here. [PDF, 624 KB]

Goods and/or Services: We would love to hear from you if your company or trade is in a position to give volunteer hours, materials, or reduced trade rates. Every little bit of in-kind help goes a long way to helping us realise our dream. We are thankful to all the companies listed below who have already made a contribution. 

Interest Free Loan: If needed, would you consider giving an interest free loan?

Please email kevin@ignitesport.org.nz or phone Kevin (027 211 2229) if you would like to discuss any of the above options further. 

Funding 14 June 2022



Making a difference in the lives of the young people we walk alongside inspires us to do the work we do. Our passion is to change lives for good and we plan to build on this well into the future!

Hutt City Council’s plans to re-develop our current premises resulted in Ignite Sport needing to investigate other venue options. With a growing team, new opportunities, and increased numbers of young people, we needed a more permanent purpose-built facility. In August 2019 Ignite Sport had some exciting news. Our offer to purchase Lower Hutt City Association Football Club’s building on Bell Park was accepted. The purchase was conditional on raising the necessary funds by September 30th, 2019.  We therefore urgently needed to raise $200,000 to fully fund the purchase cost of the building. We knew it was a big project but we were optimistic that the challenge before us was never as great as the support behind us. It was game on for Ignite Sport!

Come September 30th we were completely blown away by the response from our supporters. Their excitement and generosity meant we reached the appeal goal and were able to purchase the new Ignite Sport Centre - the ideal spot for our future.