Additional Funding Opportunity

CommUnity is focused on putting as much money back into our communities as possible, therefore we are introducing another funding opportunity for CommUnity Groups.


For every business that a CommUnity Group registers as a CommUnity Merchant, each participating group approved by CommUnity will receive a $400.00 one off payment once the merchant has paid the annual listing fee of $1000 + GST and becomes an active CommUnity Merchant on the platform. This level of payment will be in place until the end of February 2022, when the payment will go back to the normal $150 for each CommUnity Merchant registration. If there is any alteration to this, participating CommUnity Groups will be notified in writing. CommUnity has a number of Ambassadors who also register merchants and if a CommUnity Group registers a CommUnity Merchant with significant help from an Ambassador, then the commission will be split 50/50 between the Ambassador and the group, with the payment coming through the official CommUnity Ambassador to the CommUnity Group. If there is an agreement between the CommUnity Group and the Ambassador where the CommUnity Group should get more than 50% of the commission, then that agreement is between the CommUnity Group and the CommUnity Ambassador. If you have any queries regarding this opportunity,  please contact us at or on 0800 782 888.


For a CommUnity Group to be credited with a CommUnity Merchant registration, the merchant will have to enter the name of the CommUnity Group as exactly displayed in the CommUnity Group app or website directory. This ‘Group Name’ e.g Red Cross New Zealand needs to be entered in the ‘Ambassador Code’ field during the last step when the merchant is completing their registration. If no name is entered, CommUnity has no way of tracking or ‘tagging’ the group that has encouraged the merchant to register as a CommUnity Merchant and the commission cannot be paid.


See the below example of the highlighted ‘Ambassador Code’ field in the Merchant Registration Portal:



At present CommUnity’s structure includes Ambassadors whose main focus is to involve CommUnity Groups and to sign up CommUnity Merchants.  These Ambassadors are contracted and are paid through ‘commissions’ on each Merchant registration they manage (at this stage), or they can choose to give those commissions to a charity or CommUnity Group.  Ambassadors can also be Volunteers. These ‘commission’ payments to the Ambassadors (if they choose to be paid) are paid each year the merchant remains a merchant and the Ambassador remains an Ambassador as there are ongoing roles for the Ambassadors. This role for Ambassadors can be second or third jobs and can tag onto existing roles.  Being an Ambassador can also be a part time role and requires a love of the community and people.  The Ambassador needs to know their local community very well including community groups, merchants and be happy to communicate with local media and councils. They are an integral part of CommUnity’s structure.


What people are saying about us

Sunny Nelson Real Fruit Ice Cream Josh

"I can see the vision of what CommUnity could be and I’m excited. A place where Kiwis back their neighbor to nourish their community.” – Josh, Sunny Nelson Real Fruit Ice Cream

The Incubator Creative Hub Simone Andersen and team

"The arts is often seen as a bit of an indulgence which we know is not true. It’s actually a massive necessity for wellness in society and personal wellness so we’re really excited that people get the opportunity to share some of their goodwill and see it distributed amongst the community," Simone Andersen, The Incubator Creative Hub

Hoppers Garden Bar Jessica and Brownyn Payne, Owners

“Living and working in a community, it’s been really important to find new and powerful ways to connect to our customers. Giving back to the community who support us everyday is really important to us and CommUnity allows us to do that in a really seamless way.” - Jessica and Brownyn Payne, Owners

Everlasting Anna Paterson – Founder / CEO

"We are so excited to be part of the CommUnity group. Through coming on board, it is going to allow us to do greater. Whether  this is by assisting women and families, in New Zealand, with finance or clothing - whatever the need, we love to give and the greater we can give the more impact we can have." - Anna Paterson – Founder / CEO, Everlasting

Fourviere New Zealand Michael Loretz, Fourviere NZ

“Together with CommUnity, local businesses and the families in our community, we can all take a confident stride towards heaven - right here, today!” - Michael Loretz, Director, Fourviere NZ

World Wildlife Fund NZ Livia Esterhazy, World Wildlife Fund

"We’re so excited to be on the CommUnity platform because it allows us to get on with our work and be part of communities and help them." - Livia Esterhazy, CEO, World Wildlife Fund

Ocean Beach Kiwi Surf Life Saving Club

As a group that relies on donations, Ocean Beach Kiwi Surf Life Saving Club is thrilled to have another platform to fundraise.

Rowing New Zealand Simon Peterson

"As a national sporting organisation we're constantly looking regionally and locally to support our members. CommUnity is a way of us supporting commercially, at a local level, and our volunteers, at a local level. For a national body to have that umbrella outlook is very exciting" said Rowing New Zealand's Simon Peterson.

Koha Apparel Phil Goff and Chlöe Swarbrick.

Providing clothing for New Zealanders doing it tough. In 2020 alone this not-for-profit kept close to 4,000 clothing items out of landfill by giving them a new life with those in need.

The Nest – Greymouth Tania Gibson - Grey District Mayor

"A way for businesses and community groups to fundraise in the new technology era. It will raise money for causes you care about while you shop. So watch this space, you will be hearing more about it in the coming months!" - Tania Gibson, Greg District Mayor.

Alpha Sports

“When we opened Alpha Sports we knew we wanted to give something back to local charities, community groups & organisations... for Alpha Sports, this was really important. CommUnity gives us the platform to be able to do that, and more. How could you say no to giving back to your local Community... the same people that support us every day? Let’s do this!” - Mike and Dean, Alpha Sports

New Zealand Alopecia

These incredible ladies are here to support people with Alopecia. NZ Alopecia is a place for Alopecia sufferers to learn more about their condition, to view new developments and to reach out and connect with others.

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