Sponsorship Criteria & Application Guidance

Winstone Aggregates is committed to making a positive difference in our community. Our focus is on developing programmes that strengthen and improve the communities in which we operate.

The Winstone Aggregates Sponsorship Fund supports local projects that bring the community together or enhance the environment. The Fund is focussed in areas in which our quarry and cleanfill sites are located. It is just one way we recognise the importance of local communities to our aggregate operations.

Bringing communities together:

Our Sponsorship Fund brings people together in activities that will have a positive effect on many people within that community. Examples of community sponsorship include:

  • Assisting with rural events such as school agricultural days
  • Sports facilities that include the wider community
  • Services vital to community well-being such as the Kaipara Coastguard
  • Product for school fundraisers, minor construction projects and maintenance

Enhancing the environment:

The Sponsorship fund is used to support sustainable initiatives. Examples of environmental sponsorship include:

  • Improving the habitat of native species
  • Environmental education programmes in schools
  • Riparian planting projects

How is funding allocated?

We review all sponsorship applications against the fund’s objectives and criteria. Priority is given to those groups that:

  • Request product (for example, sand and aggregate) over monetary donations
  • Support local communities in a way that helps them help themselves and delivers measurable benefits to the community
  • Are wide reaching within the local community.

Sponsorship Criteria

Any charitable trust, incorporate society, sports club or school that promotes community spirit or environmental sustainability can apply for sponsorship. Priority is given to groups or projects located within 30km of one of our sites. This includes the following areas:

  • Whangarei fund – Otaika, Raumanga, Puwera
  • North Auckland fund – Wainui, Kaukapapa, Waitoki, Helensville, Kaipara
  • Auckland fund – Three Kings, Mount Roskill
  • South Auckland fund – Hunua, Papakura, Opaheke, Red Hill,
  • North Waikato fund – Pukekawa, Tuakau,
  • Cambridge fund – Whitehall, Karapiro, Maungatautari
  • Bay of Plenty fund – Pongakawa, Otamarakau, Pukehina
  • Napier fund – Awatoto, Meanee
  • North Wellington fund – Otaki, Waikanae
  • Wellington fund – Belmont, Kelson, Haywards, Taita, Petone
  • North Canterbury fund – Ashworths Beach, Leithfield
  • Christchurch fund – Yaldhurst

Typically we will not fund:

  • Groups or projects that are not within 30 km of one of our sites
  • Individuals
  • Groups that have been in existence for less than 12 months
  • Applications submitted on behalf of a third party
  • Activities that appeal to a very small group or which exclude or discriminate
  • Overseas organisations, projects or activities
  • Applications for initiatives that will take place outside of the region in which the application was submitted
  • Requests in excess of $500
  • Religious or political promotion
  • Organisations associated with tobacco, drug or alcohol consumption
  • School sports groups or clubs that do not reach the wider community
  • Operational or salary costs
  • Trips with requests for travel, accommodation and food costs.
  • Applications submitted by an employee of GBC Winstone

How to apply:

Check the criteria to see whether you are eligible to apply and send your proposal to: sponsorship@winstoneaggregates.co.nz

There are five funding rounds each year (see below). Please apply in plenty of time to ensure that there is enough time before your project start date, and grant distribution. All viable applications are considered however in each funding round we receive more applications than we can support.

Funding Round Closing Date for FULL Applications Committee Meeting Grant Distribution Date
1 31 August 14 September Last Friday in September
2 31 October 14 November Last Friday in November
3 28 February 14 March Last Friday in March
4 30 April 14 May Last Friday in May
5 15 June 22 June Last Friday in June

What to include in your proposal:

Contact details

  • Contact person
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Sponsorship details:

  • Organisation name
  • Organisation details (including history, values, objectives etc)
  • Project details
  • Project history and background
  • Key audiences
  • What support you are looking for
  • Any benefits you feel Winstone Aggregates will get from the grant (include tangible and intangible benefits)
  • Financials and budgetary information for the project (including how the project is being funded)
  • How you will evaluate the success of the project

Terms and conditions:

  • All decisions regarding sponsorship are made at the sole discretion of Winstone Aggregates
  • Only non-profit entities may apply
  • Donation recipients accept that the allocation will be applied only for the purpose stated. Acceptance of the donation will be deemed to confirm that the allocation has or will be applied accordingly. Should this not occur, the amount gifted is immediately repayable to Winstone Aggregates by the recipient
  • The recipient agrees that Winstone Aggregates may use recipients names, photographs and logos for promotional purposes
  • The value of your donation and your organisation’s name will be made available to the public
  • Additional terms and conditions may be imposed as the committee sees fit, these will be advised prior to acceptance by the applicant