Helping Kiwi Kids Reach Their Potential

Variety is there for children in all sorts of challenging circumstances. We fund a broad range of requirements, from much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives. We have the ability to respond quickly, reaching children in need across the country.

Variety fills the funding gaps. We meet a wide range of grass-roots needs through our Kiwi Kid SponsorshipFuture Kiwi Kids, Caring for Kids and Kids on the Move programmes.

Would you like to apply for a grant from Variety? Download a general grant application form here.


 Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship

Variety launched Kiwi Kid Sponsorship to help tackle child poverty in our own back yard. Kiwi Kid Sponsorship fills the gaps - when families cannot afford basic essentials such as bedding, clothing, healthcare, school trips, or school uniforms, a donor could help.


Variety Future Kiwi Kids

Every Kiwi kid has the right to educational equity. Variety levels the playing field for disadvantaged children, helping overcome access issues and improving educational outcomes. Variety's Future Kiwi Kids programme helps set them up to reach their potential in life.


Variety Caring for Kids

Variety helps improve child health outcomes for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. To reach their full potential these children need assistance to meet their basic needs, and many also need access to specialist healthcare services.


Variety Kids on the Move

The Variety Kids on the Move programme provides life-enriching assistance to Kiwi kids so they can get out and about. Whether it's much-needed mobility equipment for a child with physical restrictions, all-abilities playground equipment, bikes for disadvantaged Kiwi kids or a Variety Sunshine coach for a school... it's all about freedom, independence and inclusivity!


Variety Bash

At the heart of Variety's fundraising efforts is the unique Variety Bash - a quirky car rally which travels hundreds of kilometres in March each year fundraising for Kiwi kids, distributing grants, entertaining children and telling the Variety story. It's a mad-cap adventure full of eccentric vehicles, larger than life characters and heart-felt philanthropy... then there's the Mini Bash, a long weekend Bash taster held each September.