What sponsorships will not be considered by MainPower?

MainPower is unable to consider sponsorships for the following:

  • Individuals projects because it is not possible to support everyone equitably.

  • Retrospective applications (projects already completed or costs committed before application).

  • Marketing and promotion of messages to either targeted groups or the community as a whole.

  • Projects where the benefit is outside our funding regions, which cover Kaikōura, Hurunui, and Waimakariri.

  • Fund projects that are, or are likely to be highly socially divisive, for example, organisations applying to fund projects which are political or religious in nature.

  • Projects that have no community involvement and support.

  • Funding for land purchase.

  • Debt repayment or refinancing of existing debt.

  • Directly fund scholarships to individuals.

  • Fund travel for groups or individuals.

  • Fundraising costs.

  • Political parties or groups aligned with political parties.

  • Religious Groups/organisations or their events, activities or projects.

  • Local government or central government departments for activities that could primarily be deemed to be their responsibility.

  • After-school programmes.