Ignite Sport

Together we're building the future 

In mid-August 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. To everyone who helped us reach our goal, we can't thank you enough!

As at October 1st we are the official owners of the new Ignite Sport Centre on Bell Park. Our next and final phase of the project (see thermometer graphic below) is to renovate and refurbish the building making it 'fit for purpose'. We hope to raise the funds required for this project through Community Grants, Business Sponsorship and Donations. 

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. 

Kevin Goldsbury, Ignite Sport Coordinator


Business Sponsorship: If you are a business or company would you consider sponsoring the refurbishment of a room in the Ignite Sport Centre? We will acknowledge your support within the room design and through our website. We appreciate and want to acknowledge the wonderful support of ESG Foundation who have been the first to join our room sponsorship drive. If you would like to begin the process of Business Sponsorship please contact kevin@ignitesport.org.nz

Goods and/or Services: If you are a local business you may be in a position to donate goods or services to help bring our costs down. We appreciate and want to acknowledge the wonderful support of Design Group Stapleton Elliot who have generously offered to design and complete consent drawings pro-bono. If you are able to support the project in this way please contact kevin@ignitesport.org.nz

Donate: If you are able, please consider donating to the renovation and refurbishment of the Ignite Sport Centre. Payment options are below. We would be grateful for your contribution.

Payment Options

Internet Banking (Preferred Option)

Ignite Sport Trust


Particulars: Building Fund

Reference: (Your name)

Contact info@ignitesport.org.nz after donating so we can send you a tax receipt.


Payable to Ignite Sport Trust (your name and phone number on the back)

Send to Ignite Sport, PO Box 30051, Lower Hutt 5040


https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/ignite-sport-centre-appeal (external link)

Interest Free Loan

If needed, would you consider giving an interest free loan? Contact kevin@ignitesport.org.nz


All donations over $5 are tax deductible. Ignite Sport Trust Charities Commission no. CC20406

30 Sept funding gauge3


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.

Ignite Sport Centre Sponsors