WHAT THE NZ FOOTBALL FOUNDATION DOES
The Foundation was created initially with responsibility for managing the $4 million given to New Zealand Football for qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. These FIFA qualification funds are the foundation to which New Zealand football supporters and charitable donors can add their own contributions.
- To support our game so that more footballers can achieve their dreams
- Enabling more to achieve more
- The Football Foundation raises, invests and distributes funds to support the game of football in NZ
- Advance education through training and participation in sport
- Improve or provide sports and recreational facilities for all members of the public
- Promote public health through the education of health benefits of sport and physical exercise
- Promote the teaching of football to youth award
- Scholarships and grants to reward and encourage achievement and excellence
- The New Zealand Football Foundation’s immediate goal is to grow our capital base.
- The faster we can grow our base, the more grants we can distribute.
To date, the NZ Football Foundation has distributed over $1.3m in grants to New Zealand Footballers. These grants have gone into the communities and people that need them most.
Our track record to date has shown that for every dollar given to us, we give back 56 cents to grow the game whilst the rest (44 cents) is invested back into the capital base to grow the fund.
In the 4 years since the Foundation’s inception, we have grown the capital base by 8% ($300,000) and given out $1.3million in grants.
The NZFF proudly gives assistance to support Women’s football in New Zealand. We currently assist with out of pocket expenses incurred.
Since it’s inception, The NZFF have offered financial support where it is needed most. The foundation will consider hardship in the area were youths are challenged.
NZF offer clear pathways for footballers to attain their goals. The Foundation will consider offering a trial or scholarship each year for at least one male or female.