We believe that every child deserves the same opportunity for a happy, healthy childhood.


We believe that every child deserves the same opportunity for a happy, healthy childhood.

Variety provides tailored, flexible support to disadvantaged children throughout New Zealand. We can provide your child with basic essentials like bedding, a school uniform and shoes and access to important life opportunities such as school camp and swimming lessons. Please note, funding applications can only be considered if all required documents are provided.

What we can offer



Basic clothing


Basic clothing


School stationery and uniform


Extra curricular activities

ONGOING SUPPORT - apply online

Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship assists with ongoing costs for children aged between 4 ½ and 15 years. Items include bedding, clothing, school and healthcare costs.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

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If your child is aged between 0-18 year and needs funding for medical assistance, mobility equipment, therapy and therapy equipment or a digital device.

If your child is aged between 0 -4 ½ years and needs clothing and bedding or your child is aged between 15 - 18 years and needs clothing, bedding, school uniform and school costs. 

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‘Have a Go‘ Scholarship application

Is your child aged between 5 and 18 years? Do they dream of playing rugby, or netball, or learning the guitar? Or maybe you need extra tuition to get into university or other training? The Variety ‘Have a Go’ Scholarship can provide up to $500 to help them follow their dreams.

Applications for 2019 have closed and applications for 2020 will open on the 10th February.

Gold Heart Scholarship Application Form - apply online

Variety Gold Heart Scholarships support young people with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged financially or otherwise or living with an illness or disability to follow their dreams.

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