Sports Representation Grant
In line with the Trust’s key strategic aims of Kāhu Pōkere (soaring to the highest heavens) and
Tinorangatiratanga (self-determination), the Trust wishes to encourage, acknowledge and support ngā uri o Tuperiri (registered members of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust), their blood descendant children and those who are whāngai or legally adopted children of registered members of the Ngāti Whātua
Ōrākei Trust that gain national representative status in sport as athletes, management or coaches of athletes or teams that have national representative status.
The Trust recognises that participation at international level can be costly and may discourage whanau from participating. This policy seeks to broaden the participation of our whanau on the international sporting stage and by so doing send a positive and celebratory message to all whanau of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
In August 2014 to formalise this intent the Trust resolved the followingi:
To provide those members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei or those who are whāngai or legally adopted children of members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, a $1000 grant each financial year in the year they are selected to assist them should they attain New Zealand representative status in their relevant sport. Applicants will need to demonstrate they are or their guardians are members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and provide necessary proof from their sporting representative body they have attained national representative honours before a grant can be approved for payment.
This policy identifies:
1. Who is eligible to apply for a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust National Representative Sports Grant
2. The process for application (with application form attached in the appendices)
3. The quantum of the Grant (both as it appears annually in the Trust’s budget and as a grant for each
4. The purposes to which the Grant may be applied
5. The obligations of successful applicants