2015 Grant Expenses
SPORTS GRANT GUIDELINES
“The FNSC is tasked to make grants and provide scholarships or like benefits for sporting activities and related purposes.”
Short Term Expert Grant
Grants are allocated to assist National Sporting Organizations [NSOs] to acquire overseas experts on a short term basis to assist local athletes, coaches, referees, administrators and national teams in the development and growth of their sport.
Grants are allocated to assist NSOs provide local development officers who have either been trained locally or overseas and accredited, and conduct local development programs. These funds are disbursed quarterly.
Sports Scholarship Grant
Grants are allocated to assist the NSOs to send their elite athletes for high level training and coaching. Referees, umpires and administrators’ overseas training attachment are also catered for from this allocation but only on a short term basis.
Hosting of International Tournaments
Grants are allocated to assist the NSOs in the preparation of International Sports competitions that they are hosting in Fiji. This can also include local tournaments which include overseas players and benefit the nation.
Overseas Sports Tours
Grants are allocated to assist the NSOs to send their individual athletes or teams overseas to compete at tournaments and competitions.
This assistance is only available to national teams or athletes who are to participate in a World Ranking and/or Qualifying Tournament or Championship.
Special One-Off Grants
These are special Government allocations provided through the Commission
Requests for sports funding are considered for One Off Games like the Olympics, World Cup, Pacific Games, Pacific Mini Games, Commonwealth Games and World Youth Games.
Requests need the formulation of a Cabinet Paper for Cabinet approval. The request must be in detail and include all budgetary items and the purposes behind the request for funding.
International Coaches Grant
This Grant is allocated for the provision and full funding of an International coach to an NSO for the development and training of the sports national team.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION & PROCEDURES
For any Sports Grant to be considered an application on the prescribed form with supporting documentation, MUST first be received by the Commission from the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) recognised as representing that particular sport.
Grants for any one year must be received by the middle of the previous year as the available funding is subject to normal Government budget processes.
Grants will only be considered as long as the NSO applying has been accepted by the Commission as being an eligible organisation.
All eligible grants are accorded due process and presented to the Grants Committee of the Commission to recommend to the Board for approval subject to available funds.
ELIGIBLE SPORTING ORGANISATIONS
An eligible organisations is the NSO who has been recognised as representing their particular sport in Fiji and has provided the Commission with the following:
- Full acquittals and reports on all previous grants received
- NSO Constitution
iii. Current Annual Accounts – Audited
- Tax (T.I.N.) Identification Letter
- List of Current Executives and their term of office.
- Current Development Plan
vii. Strategic Plan
viii. Current International Ranking of Sport