In an effort to recognize organisations, community-based events and volunteers making a difference in our communities, NZCU South offer an extensive community support program.
NZCU South is proud to support local events, projects and schools that contribute to the social, economic and cultural vitality of our communities. Below is a list of many of the many organisations NZCU South is supporting. NZCU South also offers membership scholarships to recognise young member’s aspirations and achievements.
Kiwiharvest is a charitable organisation and was founded in Dunedin in 2012 by Deborah Manning. Kiwiharvest’s mission is to collect food that is good enough to eat but not to sell and to distribute it to charities that feed the homeless and other people in our community who do not have enough to eat. Kiwiharvest is run as a social venture with a close focus on efficiency as well as the good that is done. NZCU South is proud to be a major sponsor of Kiwiharvest to ensure people in our community have enough to eat.
Sydenham Rugby Club – Premier Sponsorship
NZCU South and Christchurch Sydenham Rugby Club have entered into a new and exciting sponsorship venture. Sydenham Rugby Club strives to be more than just a successful club, they aim to promote community spirit and give to local youth the opportunity to participate in a sport within a supportive environment that fosters strong family values. This sponsorship partnership aligns closely with our vision and values of fostering strong family values. We look forward to working with the teams, families and friends of Sydenham Rugby Club to support this community spirit.
Tradequal – Principal Sponsor
TradeQual Southland hosts an annual graduation dinner and presentation to acknowledge the efforts and contribution of the trades industry, including the achievement of newly qualified trades people, employer’s contributions towards ‘on the job’ training, relevant Industry Trade Training organisation and the value of the trades for the regional economy. NZCU South is proud to be involved in recognising the efforts and contribution of the trades industry. More…
NZCU South Young Membership Scholarships
Our scholarship programme comprises of up to three scholarships to the value of $5000.00 each. The scholarships are aimed to recognise young members or their family members to assist in the undertaking and payment of part or full time study or involvement in activities in the areas of academia, arts, music or sports within New Zealand or overseas. Applicants must be aged 28 or under as at 30 November.
Relay For Life:
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. NZCU South supports Relay For Life by fundraising and team members walk or jog through the night. In the morning, teams come together for an inspiring closing ceremony.
Southland Spirit of a Nation
Southland Spirit of a Nation exists to encourage pride in their identity at the grassroots, equipping groups within communities to work together to build the community they desire. NZCU South is proud to be a sponsor of Southland Spirit of a Nation to help promote their unique identity, sense of pride, values, events and outstanding performance.
World Council of Credit Unions
The World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. The international development programs helps credit unions and their associations with rebuilding efforts, providing access to the underserved, developing integrated business networks, supporting communities at risk and encouraging legislative reform and regulatory system development.