The 2010/11 earthquakes experienced by Cantabrians and the ongoing affect on people's lives have been the catalyst 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 raised over $67,000, with the bulk of the donations coming from Japan Football Association, Oceania Football Confederation, NZF and Central Football. Other supporters we know of include: Marlborough Football, Auckland Football, Auckland Futsal League, Waikato-BOP Football and Cindy Gibb, wife of Sam Gibb (CTV).
Mainland Football is grateful to the other NZ football organisations and individuals who have also made invaluable contributions to the appeal. As a result we are proud to be able to launch the Scorching Goal Football Fund. Mainland Football will make an initial contribution of $50,000 to the fund. Annual fundraising and interest earned will form the basis for support and travel grants.
The Scorching Goal Football Fund is being established to assist children and youth aged between 5 years and 16 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 giving children and youth 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 use any of its starting fund equity for funding.
OUTCOMES OF FUND ESTABLISHMENT
To download a Scorching Goal Application Form click here
The criteria for a Scorching Goal Football Fund Grant are:
Applicants may apply for assistance with:
Applications for Club fees will be considered separately from Tournament or Programme applications although you may apply on the same form, at the same time.
Applicants may apply for EITHER Federation programmes (eg FTC) OR Tournament fees in any one calendar year.
No more than 50% of the total cost will be paid, with the maximum amount for each category being:
Please note that GST does not apply to Scorching Goal Football Fund grants.
Applications must be received on a Scorching Goal application form by the due date (30 March and 31 August each year).
Applications must be completed in full and supported by an independent person who can verify the need for financial assistance.
Click here to download an application form.
Forms can be posted to:
Scorching Goal Football Fund
PO Box 21122
or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 eh a late callup to a tournament team.
To apply as 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.
All applications are processed by the Scorching Goal Football Fund assessment panel.
Mainland Football reserves the right to seek further clarification from the person supporting the application in order to make their decision.
Successful applicants will receive a letter by email or post with details of their assistance within 3 weeeks of the closing date.
Unsuccessful applicants will receive written notification of the outcome within 3 weeks of the closing date.
Mainland Football will not enter into correspondence where an application has been declined.
FOR FURTHER INFO:
Contact Mainland Football on (03) 375 4125
Post: Scorching Goal Football Fund, Mainland Football, PO Box 21122, Christchurch 8143