Care and Collaboration

Our Community

Connecting with each other is vital to all of us, and at Ford Sumner our community’s central to who we are. Care and collaboration are part of our values. So when we see an opportunity to invest in the health and well-being of both our team and our community, and support others who are doing the same, we leap at it! 

We’ve supported many people, organisations, and activities over the years, and we’re looking forward to continuing this.


The Whitireia Foundation - Scholarship

We have a long-standing relationship with the Whitireia Community Polytechnic and we enjoy supporting the Whitireia student community. Every year we fund a Whitireia Foundation scholarship for one or more students studying community-related degrees, such as social work.   

Whitireia Foundation Scholarships help New Zealand students studying at Whitireia’s Porirua and Wellington campuses. Over the years, scholarship applicants have been of an impressive calibre, demonstrating a genuine desire to succeed, and provide real support to our communities.

We have also offered employment opportunities to graduates – another show of our support.



Ford Sumner is also proud to support many other charities and community organisations, including: