Supporting our Communities,
it’s what we do.

At Bayleys Canterbury we’ve teamed up with many organisations who share our values and make a difference in our communities around Canterbury and New Zealand. We consider it part of our professional responsibility to give back to the community and to contribute to its vibrancy.

We are proud supporters of many local schools, sports teams and not-for-profit organisations across the country. It's a strong part of our culture and values. Last year we participated with more than 300 organisations, spending hundreds of hours supporting the communities that support us. We loved every minute of it.

Our sponsorship partners enable us to support events and teams which have a positive impact on our community, charity partnerships give us the opportunity to lend a hand.

Sponsorship & Community

Partnering with the best


Bayleys Plate Up for a Purpose

Every day, Christchurch City Mission works with some of Canterbury’s most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Bayleys Canterbury have partnered with the Christchurch City Mission Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose. This project is about more than giving back to our community, it’s about contributing to long-term social change. The big issues that this fundraising project are tackling impact everyone across Aotearoa. By supporting the Christchurch City Mission Back to School Programme through the Bayleys Plate Up for a Purpose, we are all able to help remove roadblocks for future generations across Canterbury, by enabling children to face their education with confidence and pride.

Bayleys Canterbury are proud to work alongside the Christchurch City Mission, helping people who need assistance, build a better future for themselves - together we can all make a difference.


"Through cooking, crowdfunding and the power of social media, we invite everyone to help make a positive contribution towards this important initiative."

Pete Whalan
CEO, Bayleys Canterbury



The BNZ Crusaders

There's no group of people who embody the spirit of Canterbury better than the BNZ Crusaders. The passion, the hard work and the values within the team are an inspiration to us. Sports culture is one that prides itself on diversity, inclusiveness, and growth. Bayleys Canterbury exhibits these same qualities and we couldn't think of a better way to show our support for the Canterbury region, than by helping to develop the legendary BNZ Crusaders.

To top it off the naming rights of the Crusaders Bayleys Horses further harnesses our relationship with the BNZ Crusaders. Bayleys Canterbury has a vision – to see every child in Aotearoa feel safe and living lives they value, this relationship gave us opportunity to use the much loved Crusaders Horses and make a stand against bullying which lead to the creation of our unique story book.

We are proud to be the home team behind the home team, make sure you are dressed in red and black on the right dates and join us in supporting and following the BNZ Crusaders for the upcoming season!


“At the Crusaders, we pride ourselves on being connected to the people of our region and it’s fantastic to be associated with a like-minded organisation such as Bayleys Canterbury. “Bayleys do some incredible work in the community and we’re grateful to have joined with them on a number of occasions to support the people of Canterbury in various ways. I look forward to working with them as we continue to strengthen our existing partnership.”

Colin Mansbridge
BNZ Crusaders CEO



Ace A Horsey Tail of Courage

Bayleys Canterbury has a vision – to see every child in Aotearoa living lives they value, naming rights of the Crusaders Bayleys Horses gave us opportunity to make a stand against bullying which lead to the creation of our unique story book ‘Ace A Horsey Tail of Courage’.

As social leaders, Bayleys’ efforts to take a stand against bullying led to the creation of our unique story book ‘Ace A Horsey Tail of Courage’. Designed to address the important issue of bullying in such a way that it is relatable for young and old. Ace, A Horsey Tail of Courage encourages children to speak-up and report incidents of bullying whether they are a victim or witness of bullying or even if they are a bully - while reinforcing the message that each and every child matters.

We are very grateful to BullyfreeNZ and the Ministry of Education for working with us to help create a beautiful storyline and a tool for Parents, whanau, and the wider community. You can pick up a copy of Ace, A Horsey Tail of Courage at any of our 10 branches or you can visits Ace’s very own website.

Together lets change lives, one book at a time.


Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Strategic Partner

Corporate philanthropy is about more than just giving back to a community—it’s about contributing to long-term social change. These issues are vital to our business, and we holistically address them by taking a strategic approach to philanthropy that directly aligns with our company’s values — it’s both our legacy and our future.

Bayleys Canterbury believe cultural institutions play a valuable role in our communities, enabling artists of all forms to be more ambitious and adventurous and creating work that will genuinely engage this city’s people with the rich contemporary practice of our times. As such we are delighted to partner with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu and take the naming rights of the iconic Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer.

The Christchurch Art Gallery is an inspiring destination, which shares our values of innovation along with our passion for art and its ability to educate and connect communities and people with art.

By investing in our truly creative city Ōtautahi - a city that is renowned for its creative spirt and unstoppable imagination, we work to promote a culture of excellence and diversity with both our people and the people of Christchurch.

Be part of new Christchurch with us.


Bringing back birdsong to Hanmer Springs, note by note

In October, the Kōwhai flower and the tui are renowned for their wide repertoire of songs all around the village. In December, the flax flowers attract the bellbirds, the sound of their songs are truly wonderful, but our native fauna need to ensure they are given this chance to ensure the local songbird symphony is preserved for current and future generations.

Te Tihi o Rauhea Hanmer Springs Conservation Trust are delivering practical, on-the ground actions that work towards Hanmer Springs becoming predator-free by 2050, bringing resources and volunteers together to make a real difference to enable New Zealand’s most vulnerable species a fighting chance to survive and thrive.

Bayleys Hanmer are with them every step of the way, donating $100 from every house sale in the Hanmer Basin towards protecting and bringing back the birdsong that forms an integral part of life in Hamner Springs.

It’s about the birds and about doing something tangible that makes a difference. The level of endemism among New Zealand plants and animals is one of the highest in the world. Hamner Springs is world-renowned for its breath-taking landscapes and unique plant and animal species.

Together we can ensure that our birdsong is not lost, and so, so much more.


Bayleys Foundation

Being better connected to the communities we work in is part of our company values, this extends from the work our people do day-to-day.

The Bayleys Foundation enables our people to take the lead in supporting the causes they are most passionate about. Through this foundation, we encourage their efforts and offer support to their approach of giving and lending support to the causes and communities they are most passionate about.

The Bayleys Foundation is committed to supporting communities throughout New Zealand. As part of this Bayleys Canterbury are proud supporters of many local schools, sports teams and not for profit organisations across the country. It's a strong part of our culture and values - it's what we do!

As a company we could not take more pride when our people contribute their time or resources to worthy causes, no matter what the scale we always roll up our sleeves and come together as a team to offer support – we are always looking for new ways to encourage and support the Bayley’s Foundation.

Supporting and giving back is not just important to us, it's imperative. Last year we raised over $1.5 million and participated with more than 300 organisations, spending hundreds of hours supporting the communities that support us.

We loved every minute of it and we continue to make a difference locally and nationally through the Bayleys Foundation.