FC Hardship Fund

Money should never be a barrier to playing the beautiful game and at FC Nelson we strongly believe that anyone who wants to play football should be able to, regardless of their financial situation. To this end, we have created a Hardship Fund to help members or families who need assistance. 

Our Hardship policy has helped numerous club members travel to tournaments enabling them to participate, something which may not have been possible for them without funding.  We are very passionate about equal opportunities, no matter what the circumstances everybody should have the same chance to take part. 


The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for use by FC Nelson (FCN) administrators, to assist members or families experiencing financial hardship. In doing so the FCN committee hope to minimise exclusion from activities that may result as a consequence of financial hardship.



FCN is a not-for-profit sporting organisation committed to providing quality football facilities and services to its members.

This policy has been developed to demonstrate to the football community what financial aid services are available and how they are administered.

F C Nelson understands that within our community, families, households and individuals may suffer financial difficulty from time to time. Financial hardship can present challenges to meeting primary needs much less discretionary activities such as sport.

F C Nelson works hard to manage the expenses of the organisation in order to deliver quality programs at reasonable costs as well as being able to deliver administrative and educational services to the Football Community. Our programs, services and activities are generally funded by fees paid by the users.

F C Nelson will consider various forms of payment arrangements to ensure that members undergoing financial hardship have an opportunity to apply for financial aid in order to participate in football activities. The funding is designed to support our junior members but in some very limited cases, funding may also be extended to adult members.


FCN Annual subscription fees may be applied for as set out in this document.

Funding can be applied for and awarded against Tournament costs.

Funding can be awarded for clothing and or appropriate apparel.

Funding can be awarded to parents/caregivers who have multiple registered players within FCN.

Further Information, Guidelines and Application form are attached below


We would love your support in giving our members a fair opportunity enabling them to simply play football - the game they love.

We are now seeking donors willing to contribute to our Hardship fund. It can be a one-off amount, or a regular contribution from as little as $20 a month. If you would like to support our Harship Fund and keep as many people playing football as possible, please contact admin@fcnelson.co.nz

Please donate into our FC Nelson hardship fund account:

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Your support is greatly appreciated!

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