Out of the Hillary Commission's total expenditure of $37.3m in 1997/98 we spent
$2.67m (7.2%) on essential services to meet the operations team's targets and
on communications and research. The total staff of the Commission was 37 people,
based in one office in Wellington.
It is Commission policy that no new project is started unless the issue has first
been properly researched. All existing projects and programmes are evaluated each
year and major reviews are conducted every three years.
Customer service is the first priority of the Hillary Commission. All client groups
receiving funds or services from the Commission are asked to comment on the Commission's
performance in meeting their needs. The comment is acted upon by the Commission.
The Commission presents an annual plan to Parliament each year. Progress against
the plan after six months is reported to the Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure
and to the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, the principal funder of the Hillary
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sport and active-leisure organisations - the Commission funded 104 national
sport and active leisure bodies in 1997/98. This investment is part of the Commission's
sport development work, and aims to enable these organisations to improve services
to their 1.5 million members. In addition to providing funding, the Commission
trains national-level managers and administrators.
Zealand Sports Foundation and New Zealand Olympic Committee - which help
New Zealanders achieve internationally.
Authorities - local authorities contribute more than $340m each year to
sport and active leisure in their communities. The Commission provides them with
advice on developing facilities and delivering services. Each year around 4,600
clubs receive Commission funding through their local authorities.
Sports Trusts - the sports trusts are key players in the Hillary Commission
team and are unique to New Zealand. They are small and dynamic organisations which
deliver the Commission's sport, fitness and leisure programmes to the people in
their regions. There are 17 trusts, from Northland to Southland.
Without them we would not be able
to spread the 'active habit' throughout our communities. KiwiSport is co-ordinated
by the sports trusts as are projects to promote healthy active lifestyles. The
trusts provide vital services to sports groups in their communities, including
courses on coaching, leadership and management.
Regional sports trusts are a one-stop-shop
for sports and active-leisure advice. They are staffed by professionals who run
programmes for everyone. They provide information on how to restructure organisations,
put on a sports tournament or fun run, or where to enrol for a coaching course.
People in every community should
be making the most of these opportunities, by ringing 0800 ACTIVE.
Zealand Lottery Grants Board - the principal funder of the Hillary Commission,
with funds generated by the profits from Lotto, Instant Kiwi, Daily Keno and TeleBingo.
- corporate sponsors and co-funders such as Cadbury, Caltex, Firestone,
Watties, Television One, McDonalds, Te Puni Kokiri, Smokefree, Community Employment
Group and ALAC have helped us promote vital messages and activities.