Variety is there for children in all sorts of challenging circumstances. We fund a broad range of requirements, from much-needed medical equipment, life-changing mobility needs, to providing basic essentials for Kiwi kids in need and innovative educational initiatives.

Variety fills the funding gaps to help Kiwi kids reach their full potential. Our specialised grants and scholarships meet a wide range of grass-roots needs for children aged 0-18 years and also offer support to organisations that assist children.

We provide flexible, tailored help to meet the specific needs of the individual child through three core Variety programmes - Caring for Kids, Kids on the Move and Future Kiwi Kids.

If you would like to discuss whether you qualify for Variety assistance please click here to send us an email or phone 09 520 4111.

See below for our grant application forms.

Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship - Apply online

If your child is between 5 and 15 and you'd like help with things like uniforms, school expenses, clothing and shoes please choose this option.

Kiwi Kid Sponsorship can help to provide a child aged 5-15 years with the basic essentials that their family/caregiver is unable to afford. Items include bedding, clothing, school and healthcare costs. Apply online or click here for a video guide.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

Individual Grant - Apply online

Variety grants assist New Zealand children aged 0-18 years, providing life-changing support to help them achieve their full potential despite financial or medical hardship. Grants are reviewed three times a year in October 2017, February 2018 and July 2018. Apply online.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

Gold Heart Scholarship Application Form

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. 

Gold Heart Scholarship applications have closed for 2017, please check back next year.

Sunshine Coach Application Form 

Variety Sunshine Coaches are 12 seater vans which are available to assist community organisations to transport children. Applications may be made for 50% funding of a Sunshine Coach. 

Sunshine Coach applications have closed for 2017, please check back next year.