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:
To apply for funding please complete the application form.
Upper Clutha A & P Society Terms & Conditions for Cheers Wanaka