We believe we’ve got a responsibility to give back to our local communities. Every year we help set up and support sporting, educational, charitable and environmental programmes designed to help a wide range of people and communities.
If you are interested in support for your school, club or organisation, please read our sponsorship information and apply online to get support.
McDonald’s® has been an active part of New Zealand communities since 1976, and we are proud of the positive contribution we make. Our restaurants and franchisees play pivotal roles in their local area, and we take our responsibilities seriously to make sure we are a good neighbour and a good corporate citizen wherever we go.
McDonald’s has been junior football’s biggest fan in New Zealand for 20 years. As the primary sponsor of junior football, we help over 50,000 kids and 6,000 coaches each season. We work with New Zealand football to make sure volunteer coaches around the country have the resources they need to help their Small Whites become future All Whites® and Football Ferns®. Our franchisees also sponsor football clubs around the country.
Find more about junior football and check out a range of football training videos here.
To download the McDonald’s Junior Football handbook and Skills Zone, click here.
McDonald’s New Zealand established an annual sponsorship programme with AUT University in 1993. One of the longest running private tertiary scholarships in New Zealand, the primary aim of this scholarship was to extend education opportunities to Maori students from the Northland region, who may otherwise find it difficult to pursue a tertiary education. In 2016 the programme was extended to include a scholarship for students from the Gisborne Wairoa area.
We receive lots of great ideas on how we can get involved in various types of events. To best present your proposal, read the guidelines below to see if your idea meets our criteria, then apply for either a local or national sponsorship.
What we're looking for:
We want to deliver valuable benefits to our customers and the wider community. We are especially dedicated to providing children with ways in which they can live balanced, active lives. Our sponsorships must reflect a grassroots and community focus.
What we’re not looking for:
Being one of many sponsors in a cluttered commercial environment.
What we need from you:
In your proposal, please include:
Where possible, local sponsorships should be referred to your local restaurant manager or franchisee.
We will do our very best to respond to your proposal within two weeks of receiving it. We prefer to receive submissions by email.
If you cannot email your submission, please post it to:
McDonald's Sponsorship Team
PO Box 6644