Sports Grant

“The Rūnanga may act to ensure that the children of members of Ngāti Toa Rangatira are embraced by and raised under the influence of their whānau, hapū, and iwi and that they are supported so as to ensure their capabilities and potential are fully developed”.

Please read the following, Purpose & Objectives, Policies and Overview and Terms & Conditions before completing the online Application / Download.

purpose & objectives

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)

Overview

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.

policies

1. Individual/ Team Recreation & Sport Grants

Purpose:

To support registered Iwi members at representative level, national or international, and provide for participation, development and excellence.

Funding Levels:

-Up to $250 per person, per annum for national representation
-Up to $500 per person, per annum for international representation

DEFINITIONS:

  • 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. Club Sports Grants

Purpose:

To support Toa Sports Clubs & Ngāti Toa organisations that are providing sports and/or recreation programmes to Ngāti Toa Iwi members

Funding Levels:

-Up to $2,000 per Club, per annum

DEFINITIONS:

Toa Sports Club(s) – Structured, established Ngāti Toa voluntary non-profit group(s) that organise and participate in recreational or sporting activities for the benefit of their Ngāti Toa members and Ngati Toa community. (The SFA committee will determine at its discretion whether to accept group/club)

3. Ineligible Projects

Purpose:

To prioritise funding and seek to balance support on areas that focus on participation in recreation and sport.

Non-Funded Projects:

  • Commercial venture
  • Capital fund or debt reduction
  • Completed projects
  • Promotion of a message rather than the provision of an activity

DEFINITIONS:

  • 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.

the sports funding allocation terms & conditions

1.  Applications will be considered for;
a)  Ngāti Toa sports clubs and organisations that are providing sports and / or recreation programmes to Ngāti Toa Iwi members.
b)  Ngāti Toa Teams or Individuals who have been selected to represent their sport at a National level and / or International level.
 
2.  Projects that are not eligible include;
     * Commercial venture 
     * Capital fund or debt reduction
     * Completed projects and events / projects already paid
     * Promotion of a message rather than the provosion of an activity
 
3.  Funding levels per person / Activity are;
     Up to $250 per financial year for National Competition
     Up to $500 per financial year for International Competition 
     Club & Project funding at the discretion of the committee 
 
4.  All relevant items on Checklist must be completed before application can begin to be processed.
 
nb. Individuals can anticipate national selection and funds are held over until selection is confirmed. We recognised that the timing of representation does not always fit with our funding criteria.
 
Checklist - Have you remembered everything? 
[] All sections 1 - 7 to be completed in full
[] Application to be signed by applicant or 2 signatories for Club / Ngāti Toa project 
[] Confirmation of selection / representation (must be on letterhead addressed to applicant)
[] Confirmation of costs (must be on letterhead addressed to applicant)
[] (Club only) Quote/Invoice for each expense 
[] Bank Deposit slip or verification of bank account number. Must be bank generated
 

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