Sausages for Schools

Need some more support for your school? Some new books, addition to the playground or want to go on a school trip somewhere. Our Sausages For Schools programme is here to help!

About Sausages for Schools

Hellers is a firm believer in supporting our communities, in 2012 Hellers launched an initiative to help schools fundraise with the good, old-fashioned sausage sizzle. Hellers’ Sausages For Schools sponsorship supports Primary and Intermediate schools throughout NZ. All they have to do is apply for their school’s particular funding need, applications are then reviewed and schools are advised if we can meet their needs that month. Hellers supplies the sausages for the school’s sausage sizzle for free.

So far, Sausages for Schools has raised an impressive $4 million and donated 2 million sausages to help schools, putting some real sizzle back into our communities.

Keep scrolling to find out how Sausages for Schools works.

Now taking for applications for 2023!

How it works

After a successful application, it couldn’t be easier. We’ll have the sausages all ready for you to collect from your local New World or Pak n Save supermarket. Along with a few food-handling tips to make sure your sausages taste the best they can. You’ll also get a flash Hellers apron, so your chef looks the part too.

We do ask that the school apply at least four months prior to their event date as we review applications three months out from the event date.  Each month is allocated a fixed amount of sausages and once a particular month’s allocation is full, this month is closed out to further applications.

Because we want every cent to go to your school, here are a few suggestions:

Hellers Sausages for Schools will provide the sausages and we suggest you either find a supplier, or get families to provide a loaf of bread, sauce, or onions. Please don’t ask the supermarket for these when you are making the pick-up; plan ahead.

We’d really love a banner from your school about Hellers Sausages for Schools proudly supporting NZ schools. (We’ve seen some great ones so far.) Some schools have made it an art project and we’ve posted them on the Hellers website and Facebook page.

Finally, we ask that every Hellers Sausages for Schools sausage is sold for $2. That makes it accessible. And sausage-lovers around the country have told us it’s worth every cent.

Thank you for being a part of Sausages for Schools. We look forward to your photos and stories.

All the best for your fundraiser