Rata Foundation

The Rata Foundation (formerly Canterbury Community Trust) was established in 1988 as a charitable trust, with the purpose of providing charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational benefits to the community.

The Trust serves Canterbury (North of the Rakaia River), the Nelson and Marlborough regions and the Chatham Islands.


Kiwis love their sport, and NZCT loves to help them enjoy and participate in their sporting passions.

We are excited about the difference we make to sporting organisations all across the country. Whether it's a school group or adult team, a national sports body or elite competitor, we help New Zealanders of all ages and abilities to take part in just about every imaginable sporting code.

Sport NZ

Our vision: Everyone. Every day. Enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation.

Our Mission: Creating a sport and recreation environment where more New Zealanders participate, support and win.

Our priorities: young New Zealanders, grassroots sports, recreation, organisational capability of sport and recreation organisations, high performance sport.

ASB Bank

ASB has a very long history of strong community involvement and is pleased to be partnering with Sport Tasman as principal sponsor to encourage and grow grassroots sport and recreation at all levels and ages.

ASB want to help you by making managing your money a little easier so visit their blog Click here to  find a number of clever tips to make things a little simpler. Whether you want ideas on budgeting, saving, teaching your kids about money, or even how to pay off your mortgage faster, you’ll find it all here to help you Succeed on.

The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation’s purpose is to help good causes all around New Zealand.

As a Charitable Trust, we grant millions of dollars every year to a huge range of clubs, charities and community groups from large to small, in areas as diverse as health, education, sports, arts and culture. What they all have in common is that they each make a real and lasting difference to the community around them.

Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council - making Nelson a better place.

Tasman District Council

The Councils vision is: Thriving communities enjoying the Tasman lifestyle

Tasman District Council's Mission Statement is: To enhance community well-being and quality of life.

Marlborough District Council

Enabling social and economic development in balance with environmental and community needs.

The focus of the funding is to provide assistance to not for profit organisations providing essential services which assist in developing the community at large.

Kaikoura District Council

Kaikoura: A Sustainable Community

The Kaikoura community is committed to protecting our environment for residents and visitors, and for our future. Our community is internationally recognised for their actions through independent enviromental certification, and the ongoing actions of our community show a commitment to sustainability.

Buller District Council

Our goal is to promote the well-bing of our local communities.

Our mission is -

To serve the residents of the Buller district, conscious of their needs, by providing facilities and services and creating an appropriate environment for progress and development.

Ministry of Social Development

Our Ministry is all about helping to build successful individuals, and in turn building strong, healthy families and communities.

It’s a big job - we’re tackling some of the big issues in society, like family violence and youth offending.

NZ Lotteries Grants Board

The NZ Lottery Grants Board was set up by Parliament to benefit the community by distributing the profits from the games run by NZ Lotteries. The NZ Lottery Grants Board does this through a system of distribution agencies and distribution committees.

Funding generated by NZ Lotteries supports a huge variety of arts, cultural, sporting and community groups funded by the Lottery Grants Board and the other statutoy agencies that receive our profits; Creative NZ, Sport and Recreation NZ and the Film Commission, all working to make NZ a more vital and vibrant place, with stronger communities.

Bowater Motor Group

Bowater's is the company you can rely on for all your motoring needs; New and Used vechicles, service, parts and finance.

We are the people who make the difference.

If you're going somewhere - Bowater's will take you there.

Pub Charity

As a Charitable Trust the focus of Pub Charity is on supporting communities all over New Zealand. We make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes each year by returning millions of dollars in gaming machine proceeds to New Zealand communities.


Big Brother Big Sisters of Nelson is now in its 16th year of providing mentoring friendships to children in need of additional adult support. Since the first ‘match’ in Nelson was made between an adult and a young person in 1998, the programme has grown steadily and now has more than 140 young people who are matched with a mentor each year.

To find out more contact Rachel Rae Programme Director on 03 545 9864 or email [email protected]

Saxton Lodge

Saxton Lodge is modern motel accommodation in Stoke, Nelson. Centrally located, right opposite Saxton Field, only Ten to Fifteen minutes drive to Nelson city, thirty minutes to Motueka, 3 minutes to Stoke or Richmond, and approximately five minutes from Nelson airport.

Offering you comfortable, fresh, spacious motel style accommodation in Nelson for holiday vacations, group functions, sports team, business or corporate travellers.

Whenua Iti Outdoors

Whenua Iti Outdoors is an educational ‘non-profit’ Charitable Trust offering a wide range of exceptional programmes for schools, youth and individuals who seek personal development through outdoor adventures.

A mix of adventure, personal challenge, education and the outdoors help people to develop and grow.

Bunnings Warehouse

Bunning Warehouse - Lowest prices are just the beginning.

Redwood Trust

Redwood Trust is a charitable trust that exists for the purpose of raising funds for the Marlborough Community.

Volunteer Nelson - Connecting people with their community

Volunteer Nelson offers a wide range of services to the Nelson Tasman community:

  • Volunteer referral service – promotion and matching volunteers to opportunities in local not-for-profit groups and organisations.
  • Support for volunteering – training, information, advice, events that celebrate volunteers.
  • Strengthening community organisations – low cost training, confidential mentoring service for staff and board/committee members.
  • Information sharing and networking – regular Community News and Views e-newsletters, events information, support for Community & Whanau network and meetings.

The Trusts Community Foundation

The Trusts Community Foundation - was established in June 2010. Our mission is to provide funding for a wide range of clubs, charities and community groups - in fields as diverse as sport, arts, culture, health and education. We are nationwide not-for-profit company. Our funds come from gaming machines operated in some Licensing Trusts, hotels and sports clubs around NZ.

The West Coast Community Trust

The West Coast Community Trust operates under the Community Trusts Act 1999. Its purpose is to manage its investments and apply the income from these investments by way of grants for charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes in Buller, Grey and Westland.

So that grants reach as many people as possible, the Trust donates under six broad categories: Education, Welfare / Social, Health, Art & Culture, Sport & Recreation, Youth.

The Pelorus Trust

The Pelorus Trust is a charitable trust based in Lower Hutt which raises funds for charitable, philanthropic and sporting purposes through the operation of gaming machines. We are a mid-sized gaming trust operating machines from hotels and taverns between Auckland and Nelson/Marlborough.

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park by the beach in the sun..... The holiday park offers Sky TV Loung, BBQ Areas, playgroungds, Internet, pedal cart and bike hire, mini golf, petanque and much more. Choose from Units, Cabins and Campsites. Freephone 0800 500 501.

Nelson Bays Primary Health

Nelson Bays Primary Health is the Primary Health Organisation (PHO) for Nelson and Tasman.

Primary healthcare is what you receive when you visit, your family doctor (general practitioner; GP); midwife; practice nurse; dentist; physiotherapist; counsellor or a number of other community-based providers.

Your primary healthcare provider is generally your first point of call for medical treatment. When you are referred to a hospital or specialist, this is called secondary care.

Churchill Private Hospital Trust 

As the only private surgical hospital in Marlborough, Churchill works with some of the region’s top surgeons providing a range of elective surgery options.  There’s no need to travel out of town when the expertise and care is right here in Blenheim.  You can be close to family and friends and save on travel costs too.  So whether you’ve hurt your knee falling off a bike or it’s time for that new hip, talk to your GP about a referral to Churchill.  We hold an ACC contract and work with all major health insurers in New Zealand.