“KEEPING KIDS IN THE GAME”
The 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes and the subsequent impact on people’s lives were the catalysts for Mainland Football to initiate a New Zealand wide football fundraising effort.
On behalf of Mainland Football, New Zealand Football (NZF) initiated an earthquake appeal which initially raised over $67,000, with initial donations being received from Japan Football Association, Oceania Football Confederation, NZF and Central Football Federation.
Mainland Football is grateful to a number of other NZ football organisations and individuals who also made invaluable contributions to the appeal. As a result, Mainland Football was very proud to launch the Scorching Goal Football Fund in 2012.
Mainland Football has since made a further contribution of $100,000 to the fund. Annual fundraising and interest earned will form the basis of grant distribution.
The Scorching Goal Football Fund has been established to assist children and youth attending primary or secondary school, aged between 5 years and 18 years who are from financially disadvantaged families or backgrounds, and where finance is a barrier to participation, either at club level, across development programmes or at representative level.
This is not a fund established to specifically support talented players but is rather about providing children and youth with the opportunity to continue to participate in football.
Each year Mainland Football will endeavour to run a specific fundraiser and will continue to seek other donations to ensure it does not exhaust its start-up fund equity.
The opportunities provided through direct funding may assist with the following;
OUTCOMES OF FUND ESTABLISHMENT
To download a Scorching Goal Application Form CLICK HERE
The criteria for a Scorching Goal Football Fund Grant includes the following:
Applicants may apply for assistance for the following;
Applications for Club fees will be considered separately from Club gear, Tournament or Programme applications although you may apply on the same form, at the same time.
Applicants may apply for assistance with one of the following; Club gear OR Federation programmes (eg FTC) OR Tournament fees OR Futsal Nationals in any one calendar year.
Decisions on applications are at the discretion of the funding committee. Decisions on applications will be advised two weeks following the close off dates listed below. There will be no other considerations outside of these dates for this fund.
The application due dates for 2020 are
Tuesday 31 MarchThursday 30 AprilTuesday 30 JuneMonday 31 AugustFriday 13 NovemberThe application must meet the due date and no applications will be reviewed if received after the due date until the following due date.
No more than 50% of the total cost will be paid, with the maximum amount for each category being:
$70 for Club Fees$50 for Club Uniforms and Gear$200 for Representative Tournament Fees OR Federation/National Talent Centre Fees OR Futsal Nationals OR National Age Group TournamentPlease note that GST does not apply to Scorching Goal Football Fund grants.
The fund committee is entitled to pay out more than 50% of the total cost if substantial hardship is proven to be directly related to football and enables the participant to participate otherwise.
Applications must be received on a Scorching Goal application form by the due date (Tuesday 31th March, Thursday 30th April, Tuesday 30th June, Monday 31st August and Friday 13th November).
Applications must be completed in full and supported by an independent person who can verify the need for financial assistance. All Grants are at the Committees discretion.
N.B. Given the number of applications received, applications submitted must provide evidence of financial hardship (ie Winz documentation on income/bank statements/payslips) is required.
CLICK HERE to download an application form.
Forms can be posted to:Scorching Goal Football FundC/-Mainland FootballPO Box 21122Edgeware 8143or scanned and emailed to email@example.com
An application must be supported by an independent person who can verify the applicant’s need for financial assistance. This person may be:
Coaches will not be accepted as supporters of applications.
Special Applications will be considered by the committee for special cases that occur outside the usual application timeline and where delaying the application until the next round would cause either undue hardship or the opportunity to be lost.
There must be relevant circumstances that prevented the applicant from applying within the normal timelines eg. a late call-up to a tournament team.
To apply as a special application, complete the process as per a normal application and attach an accompanying letter requesting your application to be considered as a special application and outline the reason why.
The following conditions apply to Scorching Goal Football Fund Grants.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post: Scorching Goal Football Fund, Mainland Football, PO Box 21122, Christchurch 8143
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