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Community & Sponsorships

As a proudly Kiwi-owned company, you’ll find us in 19 locations throughout New Zealand, so we consider it our responsibility to support our communities in meaningful ways. By leveraging our relationships and resources, we can help community groups make a real difference over the long term. Our sponsorships run at a national and local level, backing the success of schools, sports, arts, clubs, and community organisations.

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Our core national partnership

Community Foundations of New Zealand

We’re a founding principal sponsor of the Community Foundations of New Zealand (CFNZ), an umbrella organisation for 17 community foundations throughout New Zealand. Community Foundations are set up to encourage personal philanthropy at a local level, enhancing community well-being and sustainability. For charities that target specific needs, such as child poverty, our CFNZ involvement allows us to provide indirect benefit to communities across the country. Craigs has supported the Acorn Foundation in Tauranga from its inception in the early 2000’s.

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Craigs Community Fund

The Craigs Community Fund (CCF) was established in 2019 with the goal to build a charitable fund over the next 10-15 years for us to give to our local communities continuously. The establishment of the Craigs Community Fund to support communities in a more structured manner, was a natural progression from the local partnership with Acorn Foundation and the Craigs Community Fund was established based on a similar ethos. The vision is to build a Fund that is large enough to donate back to our communities well into the future.

In 2023, we once again donated $150,000 to local communities throughout New Zealand, taking our annual community support to over $1 million. We understand the importance of assisting local charities and communities who need our support now, more than ever before.

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Celebrating the arts

We are proud to support our flourishing creative communities, so we partner with a variety of arts events and organisations to bring life and colour to the regions of New Zealand.

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Aspiring Art Prize

The Craigs Aspiring Art Prize is now one of the largest acquisition Art Prizes in New Zealand. It is also a key fundraiser for the Holy Family Catholic School in Wanaka and an avenue to foster and encourage New Zealand emerging artists. This annual event attracts artists from around New Zealand and is becoming a nationally recognised award, growing every year.

Auckland Writers Festival

The Festival brings the very best local and international writers together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and experience brilliant conversations. Every year there are over 200 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Established in 1884, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery was New Zealand’s first Art Gallery and is renowned today for the richness of its historic collection and its close working relationship with major New Zealand artists.

Len Lye Centre Govett Brewster Art Gallery

The New Plymouth branch are proud to support the Len Lye Centre Govett Brewster Art Gallery. The Gallery continues to build on its 50-year legacy of presenting art, from local, national and international contemporary artists.

Tauranga Arts Festival

The Tauranga Arts Festival Trust is 10 days of music, theatre, comedy and visual arts with the vision to provide experiences that expand minds, delight audiences and touch all corners of our community.
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Backing our sports communities

We partner with several sports events, teams, and organisations throughout the country to support a healthy competitive spirit and enable more connected communities.

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The New Zealand Open

Golf raises more money for charities in New Zealand than any other sport, so it makes sense for Craigs Investment Partners to grow our involvement with New Zealand’s most played sport and help us connect with communities, our clients and further enhance our charitable endeavours.

The Bay Oval

Since the first club fixture in 2007, Bay Oval has been the home of Bay of Plenty cricket and hosted many cricketing moments from domestic to international level. Craigs are proud to support the Bay Oval, supporting cricket at every level.

Bay of Plenty Cricket

Craigs are proud supporters of Bay of Plenty Cricket, supporting the game at every level to develop cricket in the region. There is a strong focus on creating positive and authentic cricket experiences at grass roots, alongside providing elite pathways for all players.

Adastra Foundation

Adastra Foundation provides opportunities for extraordinary young New Zealanders striving for excellence. Through funding and a strong focus on personal development, education and mentoring, The Adastra Foundation supports individuals to develop as leaders in their communities.

Bay of Plenty Steamers and Volcanix

Craigs are proud supporters of Bay of Plenty Rugby, supporting both the Steamers and Volcanix to develop rugby in the region. With a commitment to high performance, innovation and diversity, BOP Rugby and Craigs share much in common, which makes for a strong and successful partnership.
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Supporting business and the community

We’re aligned with several community-based businesses and organisations, empowering their success by sharing our resources.

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Hospice New Zealand

Hospice New Zealand plays an integral role in our community, and we’ve been proud national partners since 2008. We provide financial support to make a difference for patients and families across the country, working at a national and local level.

Rescue Helicopters

During the month of March every year, Craigs proudly run a company-wide fundraiser to raise funds for New Zealand’s Rescue Helicopters. Teams and individuals aim to complete any form of exercise to achieve 50km per day, with all funds raised donated to local Rescue Helicopters.

Top of the South Foundation

Top of the South Foundation was founded to encourage and enable generosity in the top of the South Island for the benefit of local communities in the Nelson and Marlborough region. They help generous people by providing easy and secure options to support the charities and community projects of their choice now and forever.

Acorn Foundation

Craigs are proud to be long time supporters of the Acorn Foundation since 2004. The Acorn Foundation enables generous people to make a bigger impact in their communities, by investing donations and distributing the returns to causes close to their hearts, year after year.

Garden Marlborough

Craigs are proud supporters of one of New Zealand's premier garden events, Garden Marlborough. Celebrating Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with a range of garden tours, workshops and social events.
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Community News 

Cyclone relief support

Craigs’ donation to the Mātai Tairāwhiti Relief Fund in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle has been used to provide immediate on-the-ground support to residents and community organisations in Tairawhiti Gisborne. Mātai volunteers and Craigs advisers assisted with clean-up efforts, delivery of essential items and door-knocking to check on families in the area. Funds were provided to a range of local community organisations severely affected by the cyclone to help them get back on their feet.

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