Sponsorship and community support
We’re passionate about supporting a range of organisations, groups and events that do great work. We are also proud to support the communities in which our employees and customers live, work and play. Every year we donate hundreds of travel vouchers through our community support programme, to be auctioned (offline), raffled, or awarded as event spot prizes.
Coastguard Marlborough Bluebridge Rescue
We are very excited to be supporting Marlborough’s rescue vessel – Bluebridge Rescue. A one of a kind, fully equipped rescue boat - the only marine ambulance in the Southern Hemisphere! This custom built vessel is invaluable for medivacs which account for 80% of all their callouts.
Coastguard Marlborough’s rescue vessel “Bluebridge Rescue” covers an area from the Selwyn River to the top of D’Urville Island which makes up 1500 kilometres of coastline - 20% of New Zealand’s total coastline. Approximately 80% of this area has no road access so their rescue vessel provides an essential lifeline for walkers, bikers, and boaties enjoying the Marlborough region.
Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaipupu Wildlife sanctuary is a 40 hectare mainland island located in Picton Harbour that is home to many of New Zealand's unique native wildlife, including penguins, skinks, gecko, fur seals, and birdlife. It's a magical spot that is free to visit but only accessible by boat. You get there on one of the Cougar Line or Beachcomber boats that run from Picton.
Bluebridge is a long-term supporter of Kaipupu and we are fully supportive of their mission to actively encourage the native bush to return to its natural state, to create habitat for birds to return to, and to make it possible for visitors to enjoy the beautiful bush and vibrant birdsong.
If you haven't experienced Kaipupu yet, pop it on your to do list for your next trip to Picton.
Hurricanes Family Zone
We're looking forward to the kick-off of the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes first away game on 2 February in Cape Town against the Stormers.
For the second year running, we're partnering with the Hurricanes as the official sponsor of the Bluebridge Family Zone.
All Hurricanes members will get an exclusive travel offer from Bluebridge in your membership packs. If you haven't joined yet, join now.
The Bluebridge Family Zone will be available at all seven Hurricanes home games. The first one is on 15 February at the Sky Stadium against the Sharks. Visit the Family Zone before kick-off to meet some of the players, get one of the giveaways (there's a different one to collect for each game), free face painting, and have fun doing free activities like basketball and bouncy castles.
BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays
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
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 and organizations eligible for nationally funded social programs and/or special fares
- Religious organisations
- Political organisations
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.
How to apply
Requests for travel voucher donation or sponsorship can be made by completing our community investment form. Click here to download. 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
Due to the large volume of requests we receive, a response may take up to 6 weeks. Please note applications will be reviewed at the end of the month they are received in and a decision will be made by the 15th of the following month. For example for requests received between October 1st - 31st a decision will be made by November 15th.