Pāmu is proud to be an integral part of many communities. Wherever we farm, we want to ensure that we continue to make a positive impact by giving something back to the places we work, live and love!

We are also passionate about helping shape the future of farming and for that reason, we are particularly keen to support community groups, schools, local iwi, charities, or individuals doing good in the hood in one of the following areas:

    ✓ Sustainability
    ✓ Environment protection and Biodiversity
    ✓ Training our young people
    ✓ Healthy and safe communities

    How this works

    - We may be able to support initiatives up to the value of $1000 or by donating staff time
    - An application can be made via our website and should have the endorsement of the local farm manager
    - We will consider each application carefully and make an informed decision before coming back to you.

      Larger community investment in initiatives

      We do have some limited funding for larger initiatives and projects, and these will need to demonstrate the following additional criteria:

      - Must be multi-year
      - Must involve staff time as well as Pāmu funding
      - Ideally has other partners involved as well
      - Farm manager endorsement including discussion about how the farm team will participate

        Meat the Need
        Meat the Need founder receiving a donation from Pamu at the 2021 Leadership Conference.

        Our Sponsorship Stories

        Pāmu’s farm, Mangatoa, partnered alongside Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust, a solutions-focused organisation that gives local rangatahi work experience and life skills. Together, the partnership established a native plant nursery on the farm, giving rangatahi hands-on work experience while also giving back to the environment.  

        The relationship has been a real labour of love for farm manager Peter Eagles and his wife Reona and has led to a pathway for employment on the farm for some of the participants. 

        In 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other Ministers and MPs arrived on farm to see just what the partnership had established together. Peter says it was a real honour to host the PM, and to brief her on the partnership between local young people and the farm, which is teaching valuable life and employment skills in an area with high youth unemployment. 

        The Prime Minister praised Peter and the team for the work they had done to make a difference in young lives. 

        How to apply

        Apply now by clicking here and filling out our application form. For applications to be considered, they must go through this form.

        For any other inquiries, please contact communitysponsorship@pamu.co.nz