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Community

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry and Strait Shipping Ltd actively support the communities in which our employees and customers live, work and play. Every year we donate over $120,000 worth of travel vouchers through our community support programme, to be auctioned (offline), raffled, or awarded as event spot prizes. To find out if we can help your fundraising group reach its target – or to apply – see below.

Priority areas

Contributions towards fundraising efforts that support our long-term commitment to New Zealand communities fall within the following identified priorities:

  • Children’s education & health
  • Raising awareness for illness/disability
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Eligibility criteria

Requests must fall within the identified areas of support.  Contributions are limited to groups/organisations within New Zealand. Unsolicited requests are considered after those priority projects which Bluebridge proactively funds.

Bluebridge does not provide support for:

  • Individuals
  • Individuals and organizations eligible for nationally funded social programs and/or special fares
  • Religious organisations
  • Political organisations
  • Conferences
  • Research

Requests for travel assistance that do not meet our eligibility criteria may be directed to our customer service team for information on fare options. Please note we do offer a special group discount rate. 

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How to apply

Requests for travel voucher donation or sponsorship can be made by completing our community investment form. Click here to download. Please note we do not respond to form letters. Requests will be acknowledged in writing or by telephone. All requests will receive a response.

The following information is required to complete your request:

  • The organisation/group's name and contact information
  • A description of your organisation, including objectives and accomplishments
  • The contribution requested
  • Location and date of event
  • The purpose of the contribution, including the audience served and how it assists our identified areas of support
  • The expected results from the contribution
  • How results will be measured
  • How the contribution will be recognized
  • Other sources of funding and/or other sponsors
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Response time

Due to the large volume of requests we receive, a response may take up to 6 weeks. Please note the following application deadlines and decision dates:

For requests receivedDecision made by
January 1 - January 31 15th February 
February 1 - February 28 15th March 
March 1 - March 31 15th April 
April 1 - April 30 15th May 
May 1 - May 31 15th June 
June 1 - June 30 15th July 
July 1 - July 31 15th August 
August 1 - August 31 15th September 
September 1 - September 30 15th October 
October 1 - October 31 15th November 
November 1 - November 30 15th December 
December 1 - December 31 15th January   

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