Business Sponsorship for Koanga Institute – Tax deductable

 

SUPPORT THE KOANGA TEAM AND GAIN RECOGNITION

FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Our Mission

Koanga  Institute is a Charitable Trust that has for over 30 years saved and made available heritage food plants from around Aotearoa, and that also aims to inspire, educate and support people towards a more regenerative way of living.

 

Business Sponsorship and Support Opportunities

Koanga Institute is well known as New Zealand’s primary heritage seed saving organisation and, along with founder Kay Baxter, has a high profile both nationally and internationally. Our core work of maintaining our heritage collections is expensive and we receive no government funding. Membership support is crucial for us but we now want to also provide opportunities for businesses and organisations to support us financially and to themselves benefit in the process.

 

Background Information

Our heritage food plants are a national Taonga and should be treasured and protected, now and for the future. Maintaining bio diversity in food plants is essential as we move forwards into an uncertain climate future and our heritage collections are an important reserve of food bio diversity for Aotearoa. In addition heritage seeds, that have been grown over generations for nourishment and that have not been distorted by the dominant industrial agricultural food model, are the best for fully nourishing us and maintaining our health as humans. It is time that these food plants became the seeds our food is grown from but before we can move forward to growing these seeds on a larger scale for organic growers we must secure the collection.

Our focus is to

  • save the genetics of our NZ heritage food plants … NZ has maybe 1% left of the diversity of food plants it had 100 years ago

  • continue to find ways to grow these seeds and trees that produces nutrient dense food and also regenerates the land, grows soil and sequesters carbon

  • research, inspire and share with others not only the plant material but also our knowledge on how to create regenerative gardens and food production systems via our website, books and booklets as well as through the workshops and talks that we run

 

Mutually Beneficial Opportunities

The reality is that resources and funding are always a limitation on what Koanga Institute can achieve. To help secure our future we are looking to develop relationships with ethical businesses that can provide financial support to enable us to reach our goals and that also provide benefits for the supporting company

These will be special relationships with businesses and organisations that we respect and that we are happy to be associated with for our mutual benefit. If your business can provide support in ways other than the opportunities detailed below then please e-mail [email protected]  

 

Koanga Institute Bronze Level Business Sponsor

Tax deductible donation $5,000 annually

You will receive:

  • A Koanga Bronze Level supporter badge for your website and marketing resources and supporting printed material

  • The satisfaction of your organisation and it’s clients knowing that you contributed to our important mission of saving Koanga Institute’s heritage collections and conserving New Zealand’s biodiversity in food plants, together with supporting the research and education around how to create regenerative gardens and food production systems.

  • Regular newsletter updates which include material you can use for your website or newsletters to show what you support

  • A Lifetime Membership certificate for your organisation

  • A complete set of our publications for your staff library

  • A tax deductible donation receipt from Koanga Institute (has IRD Charitable status)

  • Your business name and logo on our Business Sponsorship website page and in our catalogues

Koanga Institute Silver Level Business Sponsor

Tax deductible donation $10,000 annually

You will receive:

  • A Koanga Silver Level supporter badge for your website and marketing resources and supporting printed material

  • The satisfaction of your organisation and it’s clients knowing that you contributed to our important mission of saving Koanga Institute’s heritage collections and conserving New Zealand’s biodiversity in food plants, together with supporting the research and education around how to create regenerative gardens and food production systems.

  • Regular newsletter updates which include material you can use for your website or newsletters to show what you support

  • A Lifetime Membership certificate for your organisation

  • A complete set of our publications for your staff library

  • A tax deductible donation receipt from Koanga Institute (has IRD Charitable status)

  • Your business name and logo on our Business Sponsorship website page and in our catalogues

  • A free place for 1 staff member on our February Permaculture Design Course, or other Koanga workshop that potentially fits better with your business

  • An invitation to bring your team to visit Koanga for a Guided Tour and / or discussion tailored to suit your needs

  • Have your company name and / or logo displayed on a beautiful wooden sign at one of our garden entrances or in the forest garden at an appropriate place on the guided tour trail. Details of potential location options can be supplied on request.

Koanga Institute Gold Level Business Sponsor

Tax deductible donation $20,000 annually

You will receive:

  • A Koanga Gold Level supporter badge for your website and marketing resources and supporting printed material

  • Have your business name associated with Koanga Institute on letters and publications

  • The satisfaction of your organisation and it’s clients knowing that you contributed to our important mission of saving Koanga Institute’s heritage collections and conserving New Zealand’s biodiversity in food plants, together with supporting the research and education around how to create regenerative gardens and food production systems.

  • Regular newsletter updates which include material you can use for your website or newsletters to show what you support

  • A Lifetime Membership certificate for your organisation

  • A complete set of our publications for your staff library

  • A tax deductible donation receipt from Koanga Institute (has IRD Charitable status)

  • Your business name and logo on our Business Sponsorship website page and in our catalogues

  • A free place for 1 staff member on our February Permaculture Design Course, or other Koanga workshop that potentially fits better with your business

  • An invitation to bring your team to visit Koanga for a Staff Day tailored to suit your needs and with photo opportunities for your marketing and public relations

  • Have your company name and / or logo displayed on a beautiful wooden sign at one of our garden entrances or in the forest garden at an appropriate place on the guided tour trail. Details of potential location options can be supplied on request.

  • The possibility of other ways we can support your team …. we have lots of ideas and lots to offer depending on the circumstances