Z Energy (Z) has announced the return of its flagship community program ‘Good in the Hood,’ which will give $1m to local charities and community groups across Aotearoa New Zealand this year.
Andy Baird, General Manager of Retail, Z, is calling for charitable groups who are working to make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of their local community to apply to be involved.
“The program has given away almost $8m to thousands of local charities and organisations doing great things in their local neighborhoods since 2013. This year we want to support even more groups with another $1m.
“As New Zealand continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, we recognise now more than ever the need to support those groups working hard to support and better our communities. Our Good in the Hood initiative allows Z to give back to all the communities in which we live and operate in across Aotearoa,” says Baird.
The charities and community groups selected through the program are varied in what they are working to achieve, from supporting our vulnerable communities or volunteers, to taking care of our environment.
Through Good in the Hood, each of Z’s 193 service stations will choose four different organisations to support, giving away a total of $4,000 at every site. Customers who shop in-store are given an orange token to pop in one of the four boxes, voting for their favourite local group. The money is split between all participating groups based on the number of votes each receives.
On top of the $4,000, every Z service station has an additional $1000 to be used by local retailers throughout the year to support other neighbourhood events.
Applications for Good in the Hood opened on 1 July and will close at 11:59pm 31 July