Hear from some of the recipients

Growing rural communities together

Since 2011, Cash for Communities has raised over $700,000 for charities, schools and community organisations throughout New Zealand. The programme has enjoyed strong support from farmers, growers and contractors during the last 12 years and we’ve seen communities come together to raise money for their cause.

West Eyreton School

"We have a great connection with our community and people who are wanting to support and help. Thank you for the continued support of our school. We are incredibly grateful."

Lisa Duff, Principal, West Eyreton School

North Canterbury Rural Support Trust

"We get a little bit of funding, but really it's the donations and fundraising that comes our way that make the difference. We are so appreciative."

Noel McGirr, Chair, North Canterbury Rural Support Trust

Helensville Rugby Club

"With the money that we've been given we'll be able to get some new jerseys for our teams. We'd like to thank our local farmers for the support."

Louise Nasmith, Helensville Rugby Club

Riversdale Community Pool

"The importance of having a pool in a rural community is huge. The Cash for Communities donation is going towards putting in a heating system. Thank you to the farmers who donated to this cause. It is greatly appreciated."

Alice Blacktopp, Treasurer, Riversdale Community Pool

St Mary's School, Gore

"Farmers are a major part of our school and their support over the years has been great. We're very lucky."

Annie Nelson, Principal, St Mary's School

Wellsford Fire Brigade

"Without the community I don't think we could be a volunteer-based Fire Brigade. So once again, thank you local farmers, keep buying your Ballance Agri-Nutrients fertiliser through PGG Wrightson."

Tarah Jones, Station Officer, Wellsford Fire Brigade

St John Lumsden

"Thank you and on behalf of St John Southland, I would like to say your contribution has helped support the volunteers that provide this ambulance service."

Helen Bottcher, St John Lumsden

Tatuanui School

"Without the support of PGG Wrightson and Ballance Agri-Nutrients that sponsor and put money back into schools, there are a lot of opportunities our children would miss out on. Thank you so much to the farmers who participated in this programme, it is appreciated."

Denise Jones, Principal, Tatuanui School

Methven Care Trust

"Thank you so much, we really appreciate this donation and the support of both of your organisations."

Janine Holland, Trustee, Methven Care Trust

Northland Rescue Helicopter

“The money we get given by Cash for Communities goes into helping save lives - it goes into the operational costs, like maintenance, fuel, skilled staff. We would like to thank Ballance and PGG Wrightson and the farmers who supported Northland Rescue Helicopter during the programme."

Vanessa Furze, General Manager, Northland Rescue Helicopter

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