Sponsorship of research and programmes

Sponsorship packages with GCF come in all different shapes and sizes, and can be tailored to suit your business objectives. Sponsoring a charity event or program can:

  • Improve your company’s profile
  • Improve brand perception
  • Help you reach a desired target market

Some of the sponsorship opportunities available include:

National events such as ‘Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Awareness Month’ of May called #LoveYerGuts or ‘Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month’ of November with a purple party theme!

  • Publications and resource materials
  • Specific research projects, including naming rights for clinical trials, fellowships and research grants.

Long term relationships are encouraged. Memorandums of Understanding can be created by our pro bono legal team at Chapman Tripp.

Work place fundraising

Fundraising in support of GCF is a great way to involve staff, members, customers, clients or suppliers. From morning teas, to company teams in sporting events, staff lunches and casual clothes days, fundraisers provide a great opportunity for team building as well as PR opportunities and good news stories. For ideas click here.

If you have a particular time in the year when you actively promote your organisation or get the whole company together, why not include a charity element?

Speakers are available for events:

Professor Mike Findlay, Oncologist, is a charismatic speaker with an in-depth understanding of Gastro-intestinal cancers.

Liam Willis. Executive Officer. Liam is an experienced public speaker able to convey key messages and our research in an informative and engaging session.

Plus, we now have the option of special online company fundraising pages for your company event or fundraising activity via our fundraising page.


Work place giving

What is payroll giving?

Payroll giving is the opportunity for employees to donate directly from their PAYE to GCF – simple and tax-efficient! Employees can nominate any amount they wish. If the donation is more than $5, they receive a third of the donation amount as an immediate tax rebate. As an employee you don’t need to wait until the end of the year to claim your tax credit.  To find out if your company already participates in payroll giving or to set up payroll giving at your workplace, please contact your Payroll Administrator who can email us at info@gutcancer.org.nz  for more information.

Match your employee payroll giving

As a business ‘leading by example’, you can match your employees’ donations dollar for dollar. Through providing a payroll giving scheme and matching your employee’s donations, you are demonstrating your corporate social responsibility, whilst showing your commitment to making a difference. Matched donations are also tax deductible for your business.


Gifts in kind

There are many non-monetary ways your organisation can support GCF.

Contra Support – such as free advertising and promotion of a specific campaign or program, or free use of a particular product or service.

  • Skilled volunteering – where a person from your organisation volunteers at the charity and performs a role in which they have been specifically trained.
  • Donation of products and merchandise for events and campaigns.


Company donations

Your organisation could make a simple one-off or ongoing donation to GCF. Your support will help us to continue our vital awareness and research.


Naming rights for research

Opportunities exist for organisations to establish an endowed or annually funded clinical research, Fellowships and clinical trial grants as part of GICI’s core purpose.

Our Scientific Advisory Committee provides expert advice with specialists from across New Zealand able to ensure we award grants to only the most academically rigorous research.

An endowed research grant can be established with a single cash gift, stocks, bonds, property, bequest or other deferred or planned gifts. GICI has an existing Endowment Fund with Perpetual Guardian which enables the best return for very low fees due to the charitable trust status and intent of the fun.

Organisations can choose to name research grants after themselves, in honour of an employee, founder or after the name of a company, foundation or organisation.

Contact: Liam Willis, Executive Officer liamw@gutcancer.org.nz or 0800 112 775