Groups doing good for people or the environment around New Zealand can apply to be part of Z Energy’s 2018 Good in the Hood community fundraising program.
Applications open at the start of February and the 820 groups selected to participate at Z service stations will all get a piece of the $1 million in funding given away during Good in the Hood voting month in May.
Each of Z’s 205 service stations will select four groups to support and have $4000 to donate. Customers then determine what percentage of the funding goes to each group by voting with an orange token every time they shop at Z during voting month.
Since 2012 more than $5 million of Good in the Hood funding has gone to community groups and projects helping the country’s neighbourhoods thrive.
Z’s Community Manager, Gerri Ward, says Z is hunting for groups addressing local needs in 2018.
“As a Kiwi company, we believe we have a responsibility to give back locally by supporting groups working hard for their communities.
“To ensure local needs get addressed, the teams on the ground at every Z site make the call on which groups to support, since they’re the ones who best know the needs of their neighbourhoods.
“Neighbourhood groups play an essential role in supporting the well-being of their communities and our teams can’t wait to read through the Good in the Hood applications and see all the good already happening,” Gerri said.
Every Z service station has an additional $1,000 of Good in the Hood funding to give away this year outside of voting month. Groups also benefit from increased exposure and the chance to interact with the community at their local Z during voting month.
Groups can apply online at z.co.nz/goodinthehood from 1-28 February.