In addition to providing a safe, reliable and efficient network that powers homes and businesses, we are also dedicated to supporting initiatives that make a difference to our community. 'Giving back' is an ideal way for us to celebrate and assist with the wellbeing, growth and development of our region.

Every year Network Waitaki invests in our local community through a wide range of projects, programmes or activities ranging from community health care, maintenance or upgrading of sport facilities through to the greater involvement of those with disabilities, the arts and education.

The Network Waitaki 2022 Sponsorship Programme is now closed. Our 2023 Sponsorship Programme will open early in the New Year.

Application Process:

  1. The 2023 Application Form will be available to complete and submit in early 2023 when submissions open.
  2. Include your latest set of Annual Accounts along with a budget for the project, programme or activity you are requesting sponsorship for.*
  3. Include proof of bank account details e.g. bank deposit slip
  4. Applications are then reviewed by our Sponsorship Evaluation Committee.*
  5. Applicants will be notified in on the outcome of their application (usually in June)
  6. Successful recipients will be published in the Oamaru Mail and online (usually July).

* Criteria:

  • Community groups and organisations must be within the Network Waitaki network area.
  • We are unable to consider funding for people, resourcing, wages, cash prizes or travel.
  • Successful recipients must be willing to sign and adhere to a Terms of Agreement prior to receiving the Grant.
  • All recipients must be prepared to provide photos** of the project sponsored by Network Waitaki for Network Waitaki to use in promotional and publicity material.
  • Applications that are not fully completed and/or lack supporting material cannot be considered.
  • Depending on the range and level of applications, we reserve the right to consider part or full sponsorship of the value requested.

** All photos must feature Network Waitaki logo/signage in the photo to acknowledge the Sponsorship Grant. Logos/Signage can be provided by contacting Network Waitaki.