We raise and distribute funds to children in need of basic necessities, vital medical equipment, life changing mobility needs and essential learning opportunities. Variety fills the funding gaps. We meet a wide range of grass-roots needs through three core areas: Future Kiwi Kids, Caring for Kids and Kids on the Move.
Nearly 1 in 3 Kiwi kids live in deprivation. Variety helps by connecting these children in need with a sponsor. For as little as $45 per month, Kiwi Kid Sponsorship provides essentials that a local child would otherwise go without, it might be basic clothing, shoes, stationery for school, warm bedding, medicine or an extra-curricular activity that helps them feel included. Find out more
Each year Variety provides around 450 deserving or disadvantaged children with the freedom and independence of their very own bike. Some children have overcome adverse circumstances, in some situations the family is simply not in a position to purchase a bike and in other cases the programme recognises and rewards children who are role models at their school or in their community. Find out more
Variety developed the Laptops for Learning Programme along with our partner The Warehouse, to provide laptops to low decile schools right across New Zealand. The programme bridges the digital divide by enabling young people to use a digital device as part of their in-class learning, and to take it home when required. Find out more
Each year we help talented Kiwi kids to reach their full potential and overcome personal challenges with Variety Gold Heart Scholarships of up to $5,000. Variety Have a Go Scholarships encourage young people to try out a new activity or sport. Variety Voices is a group scholarship opportunity for talented young singers from all walks of life to perform together as a choir. Find out more
Variety offers grant assistance for children and child focused organisations in all sorts of challenging circumstances. We fund a broad range of requirements from basic essentials to much-needed medical or mobility equipment, educational assistance, therapeutic care and IT devices to enhance learning opportunities. Find out more
A free two-year programme run by Variety and The Salvation Army to help more than 700 young Kiwis address their challenges and achieve their education goals. If you’re between 16-19 and are looking for additional support to complete your NCEA qualifications, this programme is for you. Find out more