What is the Fund for?
To enable more children and youth to participate in football through reducing financial barriers.
To build a sustainable long-term football fund that supports thousands of Federations players for many years to come.
Who can apply?
Anyone on behalf of a child aged between 5 and 18 years old at the time of application.
How do we apply?
Download a Scorching Goal Application Form CLICK HERE
Forms can be posted to:Scorching Goal Football FundC/-Mainland FootballPO Box 21122Christchurch 8140or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
When can we apply?
The application due dates for 2022 are:
Thursday 31 MarchThursday 30 AprilThursday 30 JuneThursday 31 AugustThursday 13 November
What can we apply for?
Club fees, club uniforms and gear, Tournament/Festival Fees OR Federation/National Talent Centre Fees OR Futsal Nationals
If accepted how much will we receive?
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 Tournament/Fetival Fees OR Federation/National Talent Centre Fees OR Futsal Youth Nationals Please 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.
Is there anything I can do to assist with the application process?
Given the number of applications received, it is highly advisable to supply evidence of financial hardship. This may be by way of supporting documentation such as a payslip, benefit letter from WINZ, evidence of a current state of employment etc.
What is the background to the Fund?
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;
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