Sky has today announced the community groups selected to receive airtime through its Community Advertising initiative.
The initiative was launched to help raise the profile of groups supporting New Zealand through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We received 170 applications for support since putting the offer out there a couple of weeks ago, making it very difficult to choose the final 10,” says Martin Stewart, Sky’s Chief Executive.
“We’re delighted to be supporting organisations that work across a wide range of causes – from youth development, health and wellbeing, and domestic violence, to organisations that support the arts, small business and rural sectors.
“Having received so many deserving entries, we’ll be extending our offer to more organisations who have already applied over the coming months to make the biggest difference possible.”
The chosen organisations are: White Ribbon; Make-a-Wish; Manaaki.io; Rural Support Trust; Read NZ Te Pou Muramura; MusicHelps; Graeme Dingle Foundation; National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing; Mentemia; and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ.
Sky has also already donated free airtime to support KidsCan, The Student Volunteer Army and Pet Rescue.
Up to five organisations will be on-air at a time, with each ad campaign lasting two-weeks.