Our Sponsors & Partners

Hillary Outdoors has the generous support of sponsors and other partners who help in a variety of ways to secure our future and the benefits our programmes and events provide young New Zealanders.




Commercial Sponsorship
We have the support of commercial sponsorship; some help with the cost of running our Events and providing prizes, some directly subsidise school students to attend our programmes by sponsoring Hillary Step Scholarships through our Community Sponsorship Programme and others ensure our buildings, equipment and vehicles are maintained.

Become a Community Sponsor today!


Funding Partners
We have the support of funding partners, including Pub Charity, who contribute by subsidising students to attend Hillary Outdoors programmes or paying for Hillary Outdoors maintenance costs, or both. These funding partners are charitable entities that distribute funds to applicants that meet their strict criteria. Sometimes these funding partners are gaming trusts or publicly owned businesses who promote responsible selling of alcohol etc and helping Hillary Outdoors is part of their commitment of giving back to the community.


Become a Partner or Sponsor
We always welcome additional sponsors and funding partners and provide a range of benefits to both. If you are interested in donating to or sponsoring Hillary Outdoors, please get in touch so that we can help direct you to the most relevant information.

All sponsorship and funding enquiries should be directed to: Graham Seatter 09 446 2051

Our generous Community Sponsorship Programme Sponsors


Interested in seeing your logo here? For information about becoming a Community Sponsor to help more Kiwi Kids receive Hillary Step Scholarships, click here.


Giving thanks

We are delighted to feature one of our Funding Partners or Commercial Sponsors every couple of months as a way of highlighting their good work and thanking them for their support. Take a look below at our current “Giving thanks” feature…

Thanks Genesis Energy!


We are very grateful for the continued support from our sponsor, Genesis Energy. Genesis Energy is one of Hillary Outdoors’ biggest sponsors, and without their support, we wouldn’t be able to do some of what we do.

Genesis Energy sponsors two different kayak courses targeted towards students from schools in Ruapehu, Taumarunui, Turangi and Taupo, which are areas that have Genesis Energy Power Schemes. For more information, contact us.

As well as supporting local youth to attend these courses, the Kayak Fund also provides funding for equipment such as helmets and recently assisted with the purchase of some inflatable kayaks!

Genesis Energy are also involved in our Community Sponsorship Programme by sponsoring students on Hillary Step Scholarships. Genesis Energy is giving back to the community by helping more Kiwi Kids receive Hillary Step Scholarships, allowing students who wouldn’t normally be able to attend one of our programmes, have a Hillary Outdoors experience.

The Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge Final is the toughest adventure competition for students in high school. Genesis Energy has been an official sponsor of this event since it started 17 years ago – 96 students participate in the final every year.

A huge thank you to Genesis Energy. We really appreciate all your support, and look forward to continuing our relationship into the future.

Our generous Sponsors and Partners

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