On Tuesday, March 10, The New Zealand Football Foundation open their 2020 grants application round and invite interested football entities to apply for a grant with the aim of helping to create healthier communities through, and for, football.
The New Zealand Football Foundation is a charitable foundation established to manage a capital fund that New Zealand Football received as a result of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. The foundation’s purpose is to protect and grow its capital base and distribute net earnings for the benefit of football in New Zealand via grants. Since inception, NZFF has distributed more than $1.4m in grants into the football community.
The impact of these grants in the football community has been significant and enabling. Some of NZFF’s bigger distributions over the last decade include: the Football Ferns lead-up to Rio, Logan Park Turf in Dunedin, Kate Sheppard Cup sponsorship, support for transporting disadvantaged youth to Phoenix games, youth player expenses and travel costs, and, together with the Professional Footballers Association, financial support for the Football Ferns Development Program.
NZFF Chief Executive and former Football Fern Dr Michele Cox is excited to see what applications will be submitted,
“We have four strategic pillars where applicants can apply for funds: Women and Girls football, Youth Football, Social Impact and Influence, and Innovation in Football – all set against a backdrop of alleviating hardship and creating better access to the game”.Dr Michele Cox – New Zealand Football Foundation Chief Executive
Says Cox, “We’ve spent some time making our application process more accessible, user-friendly and we encourage our stakeholders to share this detail and direct any interested football entity to our website (www.footballfoundation.org.nz) where details regarding how to apply, what criteria needs to be met and what we will prioritise, can be found”.
Applications close on April 14th with successful applicants being notified before May 5th.
Dr Michele Cox: 027 475 4127
Jodi Tong (Chair): 027 480 8366