Sponsorship

Doing good right where you live and work

We love to support the communities we operate in and support a number of organisations, clubs and schools both regionally and nationally through the Heartland Trust.

In the community and around the country

At Heartland Bank we recognise we have a responsibility to assist the communities in which we operate. We take a national and regional approach to sponsorship, and support a number of organisations, clubs and schools including through the Heartland Trust. The Heartland Trust is a registered charitable trust which is independent from, but closely supported by, Heartland. It was established to support those organisations dedicated to helping young New Zealanders to unlock their true potential.

Who we sponsor & support

Supporting First XV rugby

The Heartland Trust has been closely involved with First XV rugby in schools across the country for several years now. Support from the Trust assists with funding uniforms and training equipment. Team sports, like rugby, foster discipline, commitment and teamwork, essential values for leadership and success beyond school. This year, Heartland is also sponsoring the Auckland Rugby 1st XV Boys’ and Girls’ competitions.

Nurturing Leadership

We support the InZone Education Foundation, a registered charitable trust that aims to enhance the educational outcomes of Māori and Pasifika youth by running boarding hostels that enable motivated Māori and Pasifika students to attend high-performing state schools. As part of the support of InZone, we welcomed a number of the students to work at Heartland in paid internship positions over their summer holiday. The programme was based on the Māori concept of ‘ako’, which means to learn and to teach.

Celebrating the written word

This year, Heartland was once again the platinum sponsor of the Auckland Writers Festival, an event that caters for a diverse range of cultures, interests and age groups, inspiring people to fall in love with books.

Encouraging young auctioneers

Reinforcing our rural roots, Heartland has been the major sponsor of the Young Auctioneer of the Year competition at Canterbury A&P show since 2012. This national competition aims to showcase and develop young auctioneers and improve standards across the board. Heartland’s support enables the New Zealand winner to try their hand at selling cattle at the Sydney Royal A&P show.

Putting local stars on stage

For 10 years, Heartland's Ashburton retail office has sponsored the local Heartland Bank Schools' Music Festival. Ashburton retail office manager Andrew Wilson says that during his decade of involvement he's seen thousands of smiling faces up on stage. "The festival is the result of many months of preparations by the children who strive to perform to their very best".