Mazda strongly believes that as a significant company in New Zealand it has a responsibility to give something back to the country through developing equitable and broad community involvement. The Foundation, establised in 2005, is funded through a contribution from the sale of every new Mazda in New Zealand, support from Mazda Dealers and via special fund raising activities as well as seed capital from Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan. We are a public charitable trust to provide assistance to a broad cross–section of worthy charitable entities, causes and individuals that qualify for income tax deductibility.
Four Winds Foundation has Class 4 gamiling venues nationally and proudly support a cross section of non-profit community groups, charities, cultural, welfare agencies, educational organisations & amateur sporting organisations. Thank you to our valued venues who share our passion for helping their communities. Four Winds are committed to local communities in line with our Strategic Plan. We supports safe gaming and continually looks to develop measures to improve harm prevention practices and minimise gambling harm.
One of the important ways that Selwyn District Council helps to build strong communities in our district is by supporting groups and organisations that contribute to community wellbeing. The Selwyn Community Fund is a designed to support events and activities that make Selwyn a great place to live, work and play by contributing to community wellbeing, bringing communities together and attracting visitors to Selwyn. The Selwyn Community Fund is a key mechanism for the Council to financially support community groups doing positive things.
The New Zealand Racing Board is the organisation behind all New Zealand racing and betting. When you bet with the TAB on the gallops, trots or greyhounds, take a punt on the All Blacks or European football, every betting dollar contributes to grass roots racing and sports in New Zealand as well as the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Kiwis involved in these sectors. NZRB is also a significant supporter of sports in New Zealand – in 2016/17 we provided $9.3 million in commission payments to National Sporting Organisations, and paid out $3.2 million in Gaming grants to grassroots community sporting organisations.
Air Rescue Services Ltd was incorporated in February 2002 for the purpose of operating gaming machines to raise funds for distribution to charitable and community organisations throughout the Canterbury, West Coast, Otago and Marlborough regions. Net proceeds from the operation of gaming machines at our member venues are returned in the form of grants. While the primary funding objective is to support the vital community work of rescue helicopter services grants are also made to other community groups and organisations that qualify for grant assistance under the company's legislated Authorised Purpose.
Established in 2011 to assist with the Christchurch rebuild, we are dedicated to making quality grants to local organisations that make a real difference in our community. CERT’s focus is now on supporting amateur sport, education, arts and culture, and other community initiatives in Canterbury, Dunedin, Lower Hutt, New Plymouth, Gisborne and Tauranga. CERT is committed to looking after its customers and stakeholders; and acting with honesty and integrity in all its dealings. Quality funding applications from organisations are welcome; we meet fortnightly to review applications.
As the South Island’s largest philanthropic funder the Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) receives no income from other funders or gaming machines making it unique and independent in the region’s philanthropic community. Over the last three decades we have assisted hundreds of organisations through grants totalling over $434 million to help communities in need. This equates across our four funding regions - $333 million in Canterbury, $66 million in Nelson, $33 million in Marlborough and $0.5 million in the Chatham Islands.