The community groups At Heart Otago, Dunedin LandSAR, Child
Cancer Foundation and St John Taieri are set to receive a
stake of $4000 from Z Mosgiel.
But how much of stake depends on how popular they are.
Customers of Z Mosgiel can vote for their favourite group
when they shop at Z between March 1 and 31.
Z is giving away $1 million throughout the country through
its ''Good in the Hood'' programme.
Each station is getting $4000 to give away to four groups and
a further $1000 per station has been set aside for each to
support other neighbourhood projects and initiatives
throughout the year.
The criteria that the groups needed to fulfil to apply for
that funding are: being active in the local neighbourhood
around a specific Z station; being focused on helping people
who need it, and being for a specific project or to fulfil a
Local Z retailer, Jonathan Usher, said it was challenging to
narrow down the applications received for Z Mosgiel to just
''We received 25 applications for Z Mosgiel, and every single
one of those organisations is doing great things in Mosgiel.
"We struggled to narrow it down to just four, but we believe
the groups we've chosen to support this year will continue to
make a real difference in the lives of people who need that
bit of extra support.''
Each group would also be in line to receive even more funding
if they were one of the 10 groups nationally who received the
most votes in an online competition on Z's website.