Under the direction of the board of Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira Inc, the SFA committee assist to undertake the purpose of benefiting the community of Ngāti Toa Rangatira and all members of Ngāti Toa Rangatira irrespective of where those members reside. To achieve this purpose Ngāti Toa sports grants are distributed according to Rūnanga grant making policies and funding decisions.
The SFA Committee recognises that sport enriches lives and we should enjoy the enormous benefits it brings. Whether as an individual athlete, a coach/manager, a volunteer, supporter, or through the established Toa sports clubs, everyone can participate in sport and recreation.
These grants aim to increase participation, confidence, achievement and success with:
- Whanaungatanga – Strengthening friendships and family connections
- Mana tangata – Building leadership skills
- Hauora – Improving health (physical & mental)
The SFA Committee was established in 1997 and is empowered by the Rūnanga Board to make funding policies and decisions. Each year the Rūnanga Board determines the funding budget and based on this budget, policies are reviewed then implemented for the year.
Funding is accessible by registered Ngāti Toa individuals and recognised Toa sports clubs, and applications are received all year round. Grant amounts will be based on factors including but not limited to, access to other funding, ability to fundraise, distance from home to sporting event and number of clubs representing a sport. (specific conditions & criteria apply). All grants are paid direct to the sporting body/club, team or association rather than to individuals.
1. Individual Sport Grants
To support registered Iwi members at representative level, national or international, and provide for participation, development and excellence.
-Up to $250 per person, per annum for national representation
-Up to $500 per person, per annum for international representation
- Sport – physical activities that are competitive, organised, involve observation of rules, and may be participated in individually or as a team
- Recreation – activities that encourage social or individual participation, and are active mentally and / or physically and revitalise body and mind
- Participation – engagement, involvement, the act of sharing in the activities of a group
- Development – The act or process of growing, progressing, or developing
- Excellence – The state of excelling or being exceptional
2. Ineligible Projects
To prioritise funding and seek to balance support on areas that focus on participation in recreation and sport.
- Commercial venture
- Capital fund or debt reduction
- Completed projects
- Promotion of a message rather than the provision of an activity
- Commercial venture - Activity concerned with making money or profit
- Capital Fund - funding of capital or fixed assets such as land, buildings or vehicles
- Debt reduction - payment or relief of any outstanding accounts or loans
- Completed project - A project or activity that has ended
The SFA Committee in its absolute discretion may accord funds outside these policies.