At SBS we are extremely proud to support a wide range of groups and clubs in our local communities. As a member-owned bank we wear our hearts on our sleeves and we want to ensure we're doing the right thing for our community every single day, and that's a great feeling. From arts and culture, to sports and recreation, and community organisations, we love to support Kiwis doing amazing things in our own backyard.



As a Member owned New Zealand Bank, SBS has the community at its heart. Given this, it’s no wonder that Community initiatives are one of our biggest sponsorship areas! As proud Kiwis we strive every day to do right by our Members and put the heart back into banking, whether it’s helping to look after mental health, protect our environment, raise great tamariki or just show some community spirit.

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Sports and Recreation

Every year we look for great sporting and recreational sponsorship opportunities in line with our key sponsorship pillar of wellbeing. With a great mix of community and professional sponsorships that cover everything from swimming, cycling, and basketball, to referees, women in sport, and the classic Kiwi favourite - rugby, we know you’ll be as excited about our sporting sponsorships as we are!

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Arts and Culture

The Arts are an important part of every culture, and as proud Kiwi’s we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support some of the incredible homegrown talent that can be found in our regions. The best part? As an SBS Bank Member you’ll get to enjoy some amazing performances at discounted prices, with exclusive presale tickets for SBS Bank Members and more. That’s Kiwis, supporting Kiwis, supporting Kiwis!

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Local Branch Sponsorships

The great thing about banking with a New Zealand Member owned bank is that we understand the importance of supporting local. Our branches love getting stuck in to their communities, whether it’s supporting youth initiatives, Nan and Pop’s local bowling team, community foodbanks, or the amazing volunteers that keep everything running. Check out our branches’ 2024 sponsorships and feel proud knowing that by banking with us you're giving back to your community.

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Applying for Sponsorship

SBS Bank was founded on the concept of home ownership and doing what’s right for our communities. In previous years we have specifically looked for sponsorship opportunities that support these areas to enable us to really make a difference through a formal sponsorship application process. As SBS Bank is already committed to a number of partnerships aligned to our purpose, we will no longer be running a new application and review process each year.

However, if you would like to contact your local branch about support for a smaller local initiative in your region, please get in touch with the branch closest to you below: