Upper Clutha locals have supported the annual Show since its inception and, as a way of saying thanks, the Upper Clutha A&P Society has contributed to various groups and organisations for more than 80 years. Some of the first donations on record include a third of proceeds going to the Women’s Division in 1936, a $10 gift to the Air Raid Stress Fund in 1940 and a $50 donation to the Red Cross Wounded and Sick Fund in 1941. In 2021, the Show takes this one step further with the Cheers Wanaka initiative, whereby $1 from every adult ticket sold at the gate goes straight to a local non-profit. That’s a lot of love back into the community! The Wanaka A&P Show donates approximately $65,000 in cash and inkind annually to Upper Clutha organisations to the following groups. Proceeds will go directly to the Cheers Wanaka fund which will be distributed amongst local groups who apply to become a recipient. From small sports teams to registered charities, the Wanaka Show hopes to give up to 10 groups a much-needed boost.

The Wanaka A&P Show donates approximately $65,000 in cash and inkind annually to Upper Clutha organisations to the following groups:

Annual Scholarships
Coastguard Wanaka
Hawea Netball
Kahu Youth
MINT Charitable Trust
Mt Aspiring 1st XV Rugby
Mt Aspiring College
NZ Police
Otago Rural Support Trust
Ovarian Cancer
Plunket
St John
Tarras School
Wanaka Community Patrol
Wanaka Cubs and Scouts
Wanaka District Lions Club
Wanaka Fire Brigade
Wanaka Rowing Club
Wanaka Squash Club
Wanaka Toy Library
Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions Club
Wanaka Yacht Club

Cheers Wanaka Funding Application Form

To apply for funding please complete the application form.

Upper Clutha A & P Society Terms & Conditions for Cheers Wanaka

  1. Applications are only accepted from Upper Clutha Groups not Individuals. Groups do not need to be registered charities.
  2. The group needs to be within the Upper Clutha Boundary Top of the Crown Range, Lindis Pass, Makarora to Cromwell.
  3. Unfortunately, if the Wanaka A & P Show is cancelled due to any reason no funding will be paid out.
  4. The Society decision on who receive the funding and amounts given is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. The Society can use any groups name and logo for any promotional material in conjunction with the Cheers Wanaka Campaign.