Community sponsorship

Locals helping locals

Here at WBS, we’re proud to be the only 100% locally owned loans and investments provider in the Wairarapa. As part of our commitment to our community, we support local groups and initiatives through grants and sponsorship, helping not-for-profits who work hard to make such a difference in our community.

Our commitment to our community runs deep, with funding also allocated through our Charitable Trust. Sponsorship applications are considered periodically throughout the year, with regular funding rounds to align with seasonal community activities.

We’ve moved!

To celebrate the move to our new office, we’re holding a community funding round! Applications close 31 July.

We support our community in various ways, including:

  • In kind sponsorship – merchandise, promotional or staff support;
  • Community loans – loans with favourable terms to help get community initiatives off the ground;
  • General sponsorship – funding for projects that benefit our community; and
  • Partnerships – agreements where the outcomes are mutually beneficial.

Please complete the form below to outline your application for In Kind or General Sponsorship or to propose a Partnership. Please contact our loans team directly to enquire about Community Loans, email [email protected] or phone 06 370 1714. For more information about our sponsorship process, please see our Sponsorship Policy.

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Community groups we have supported over the years, alongside our Charitable Trust

  • Age Concern
  • Aratoi
  • Ascension Sculpture
  • Bring it to Colombo
  • Cancer Society
  • Carterton Golf Club
  • Carterton Heart of Winter Festival
  • Clareville Indoor Bowls
  • NZ Cycle Classic
  • Dalefield Hockey Club
  • Douglas Villa
  • Eketahuna Golf Club
  • Fernridge School
  • Flatpoint Community
  • Gladstone Hockey
  • Greytown Festival of Christmas
  • Henley Mens Shed
  • Hospice Wairarapa
  • Life Flight
  • Mahunga Golf Club
  • Martinborough Golf Club
  • Martinborough Mens Shed
  • Martinborough Soccer
  • Masterton A&P Association
  • Masterton AFC
  • Masterton Bowling Club
  • Masterton Golf
  • Masterton Petanque Club
  • Masterton Plunket
  • Masterton Racing Club
  • Masterton Rotary
  • Masterton Squash Rackets Club
  • Masterton Young Citizens Club
  • Outward Bound
  • Pukaha National Wildlife Centre
  • South Wairarapa Indoor Bowls
  • Sport Wellington
  • Sports Education Trust
  • The Talent Company
  • Wairarapa College
  • Wairarapa College Rugby
  • Wairarapa Dog Training Club
  • Wairarapa Dressage
  • Wairarapa Earth School
  • Wairarapa Green Keepers
  • Wairarapa Justices of the Peace
  • Wairarapa Multisport
  • Wairarapa Ploughing Championship
  • Wairarapa Poultry & Pigeon Club
  • Wairarapa Railway Modellers
  • Wairarapa Rose Society
  • Wairarapa Tennis
  • Wairarapa United Football
  • Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust
  • Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union