Our Communities

We place immense value on our Corporate Social Responsibility, and we’re committed to supporting communities across New Zealand through proactive partnerships.

Our purpose is to create a better New Zealand

Giving isn’t just about making a donation – it’s about making a difference.

At FMT we believe it is important to support our local communities. Our purpose is to create a better New Zealand, which we keep front of mind when we partner with charities, communities and clubs.

We are very proud of all our sponsorships and the difference we have made to communities, events and charities over the past 26 years.


investing in the future

FMT Annual Youth Sponsorship Grant

For more than 18 years we have offered an annual Youth Sponsorship grant. The Sponsorship is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are excelling in their chosen field at a national and/or international level in the fields of sport, music or the arts.

At FMT, it’s important for us to invest in the community we work and live in, and we want to help our next generation of stars!

Sponsorship Details:

  • The successful sponsorship recipient will receive a grant of $3,500 to put towards helping them excel in their chosen field.
  • The successful recipient will be available to attend and present at our investor meetings to be held on 25th October in Matamata, 26th October at Te Awamutu, 8th November at Tauranga, and 9th November at Katikati.
  • As part of the sponsorship grant, the successful recipient is to provide up to 3 articles (300 words) plus photos over the sponsorship period, to update our clients on their endeavours and/or achievements.  These articles will be published on our website or in our quarterly newsletter.
  • Applicants to provide a cover letter and personal CV describing themselves, highlighting their ambitions and achievements to date.

Applications close: 31 July 2023

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SkyDive 95

Retirement Village Residents Plan Mass Skydive to Raise Funds for Ambulance

Residents of Greenwood Park Retirement Village in Tauranga organised a group skydive to raise funds for a St John Ambulance.  

The idea was sparked by 95-year-old resident and experienced skydiver, Jean Crabtree, who noticed that another retirement village had a St John Ambulance branded with their name.  

Jean wanted to achieve the same for Greenwood Park Retirement Village and set up planning how to raise the $300,000 needed for fully kitted ambulance. 

The organisers of the skydive event approached First Mortgage Trust to be one of the sponsors of the skydive. We gladly accepted the opportunity to support this cause and are looking forward to the upcoming jump to see the skydivers in action. 

The group now had 18 jumpers, including residents, friends, families, and staff members, boasting a remarkable combined age of 1,120 years. 

If you would like to donate to help raise funds for the ambulance or learn more about the skydive please visit: www.skydive95.com 

supporting our schools

MMC Cricket Programme Sponsorship

We have recently partnered with Mount Maunganui College cricket club. The sponsorship provided by First Mortgage Trust contributes to the cost of the cricket programme, with our funds targeted toward uniforms and equipment.

Great to be on board with you MMC!

keeping us save on the water


The Coastguard is a charity which does an impressive job keeping people safe on the water. We have partnered with the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard for five years, the last four as their premier sponsor. Coastguard are always on the lookout for volunteers – see their website coastguard.co.nz for contact details.


supporting those in need


GoGenerosity began during Covid when many businesses and kiwis were struggling. The concept is all about paying-it-forward to help those in need. As a corporate sponsor we pay-it-forward by way of a monthly donation which is distributed to local businesses who then produce goods and services for local charities to help those in the community that are in need.

To see how our donations have helped those in our community – click on the FMT Hub link.


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Please note: Where sponsorship funds or donations are made by the Manager, these do not come out of investor funds.


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