Lucy being filmed by ANZ at Granity School - photo ANZ

Almost 2000 ANZ staff contribute regular amounts to the bank’s staff foundation charitable trust, matched by ANZ NZ at a rate of $2 for every $1 donated by staff.

Charities can apply for a grant, and the West Coast Penguin Trust is one of the latest recipients in a long line of giving. Over $7 million has been donated to more than 870 charities and community projects since 2000 and, for the second time, the ANZ Staff Foundation team really see the value in the education programme and have generously provided their support.

Their previous generous grant helped us to expand our education programme to more schools, to more children, and ANZ so loved our story that they created a video to share it and other work of the Trust.

This time, the grant will fund around 80% of the cost of the education programme for six months, predominantly supporting our Education Ranger, Lucy Waller, to help teachers and other educators introduce penguins through a variety of activities aligned to the NZ Curriculum.  Penguins are an opportunity to introduce nature and conservation to young minds and encourage the development of conservation values at a crucial age where such values are most likely to be formed.

We are hugely grateful to the ANZ Staff Foundation.  Teachers and children love working with us and it’s great to know you value us too.