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.
The interest generated from all of these funds combined is then used to fund grants to worthy projects benefiting the New Zealand football community. In 2020, NZFF will also launch it’s own exciting signature programmes. The charitable purpose of these programmes and grants is guided by a Trust Deed (2010) which highlights the following areas:
Advancing education through training and participation in sport
Improving or provide sports and recreational facilities for all members of the public
Promoting public health through the education of health benefits of sport and physical exercise
Promoting the teaching of football to youth award
Establishing scholarships and grants to be applied to the promotion and attainment of purposes.
To contribute to a better New Zealand, though and for football
Raise funds to make an annual, meaningful contribution to the New Zealand football community.
To date, the NZ Football Foundation has distributed over $1.4m 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 12.5% ($300,000) and given out $1.4million in grants.
OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS
Engagement of youth in a game for life
Enhancement of the role of women and girls in football
Social impact through the game
Innovation in football
Underpinning all of these areas are:
Alleviating hardship in game
Increasing access to football, particularly for disadvantaged groups
OUR AUDITED ACCOUNTS
The New Zealand Football Foundations Annual Accounts are published in New Zealand Football’s Annual Report which can also be downloaded from nzfootball.co.nz