Christchurch Casino takes pride in sponsoring a diverse range of organisations and events in the local community. We offer support to over 20 different establishments, ranging from charitable trusts to sports teams and performing arts groups.
SEE BELOW FOR THE LIST OF MAJOR PARTNERS THAT WE ASSIST:
CANTERBURY CAR CLUB
The Canterbury Car Club is the largest club of its kind in the Canterbury Region and has been providing motor enthusiasts and thrill seekers with premium motor sport entertainment since the late 1940’s. The club offers a variety of different racing maps as well as circuit sprint racing and drifting.
Canterbury’s own Rams are the pillars of Basketball within the region and have contributed significantly to the growth of the sport with their well-run elite team. Among advancing the sport within the region, the Canterbury Rams also display a focus on philanthropy with supporting partnerships rooted in community development.
The world’s most successful rugby team within their respected division, the Crusaders have 24 years of Super Rugby behind them. From opening the door of opportunity to many young rugby players, to supporting local charities; the team’s impact is felt throughout the community.
NEW ZEALAND GREYHOUND RACING
The largest Club in the country, the Christchurch Club's base at Addington Raceway is an excellent facility for participants and enthusiasts alike. Christchurch Casino holds the naming sponsorship rights to the New Zealand Cup.
NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CLUB
The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) offers some of the country’s most prestigious harness racing, including the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup and the Show Day Races. With core values such as excellence, innovation and integrity at its core, the NZMTC is a force within the racing industry.
Formally known as the Flames, Canterbury’s premier netball team is one of the most popular local sports franchises. Known as a breeding-ground for some of the world’s best talent, providing a number of Silver Fern representatives throughout the years including Jane Watson who was an integral part of 2019’s World Cup-winning squad.
CANTERBURY JOCKEY CLUB
The Canterbury Jockey Club has been established for over 165 years and has been at the forefront of New Zealand racing. The course is situated in the beautify Christchurch country side and offers elegant and modern facilities for racing enthusiast. The course is home to 22 race days each season with events such as New Zealand Cup Meeting and the Grand National Festival of Racing.
CHRISTCHURCH CITY MISSION
The Christchurch City Mission is a pillar within the community. Their support, care and advocacy for those who are marginalized is paramount and deep felt within the city. The charity offers a variety of social services, from men and women shelters and programmes, emergency housing, budgeting services and out-reach social work.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS CHRISTCHURCH
Established in 2003, Dress for Success Christchurch supports over 4,500 local women by offering suitable dress for interviews, guidance and support for interviews, employment retention and a career centre.
A unique foundation that offers grants for extraordinary young people who are passionate and show great potential in their chosen field, whether it be IT, Arts, Science or Community Service, the Inspire Foundation has helped many achieve their goals.
CHRISTCHURCH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has provided the city with some of the best musical performances for over 60 years. The CSO contributes to the cultural diversity of the city through their Community Engagement programme and through incorporating styles of music from different parts of the world.
THE COURT THEATRE
The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s largest theatre company and employs 60 permanent staff and hundreds of artists who produce 19 productions each year. The court theatre actively supports up and coming acts and artists through drama and improve classes, workshops and theatre incentives.
STRUT & FRET PRODUCTION HOUSE (BREAD & CIRCUS FESTIVAL)
Strut & Fret is the place to be for artists who thrive for freedom of artistic expression and entertainment. With over 20 years of experience, the collective passion and creativity individuals of Strut & Fret deliver some of the city’s most distinctive performances and events such as the World Buskers Festival.
Running for over 120 years, the Woolston Brass band is acclaimed in its own right, holding the NZBBA Marching Championship and CPBBA Championship. Besides its contesting prowess, the band has a strong sense of community philanthropy, providing a learning facility for developing players, and an artistic outlet for those with more experience.