We believe that every child deserves the same opportunities for a happy, healthy childhood. Thanks to our supporters, we provide tailored, flexible support to disadvantaged children throughout New Zealand.

Variety fills the funding gaps to help disadvantaged Kiwi kids have the childhood that all kids deserve. 

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.

Please note, funding applications can only be considered if all required documents are provided.

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 now or click here for a video to show you how.

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. Grant applications are reviewed multiple times per year. 

Applications received from October through to December will be reviewed in February; applications received between January and March will be reviewed in May; applications received from April to June will be reviewed in August; and applications received from July through to September will be reviewed in October. 

Apply online.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

‘Have a Go‘ Scholarship application - apply online

Do you dream of playing rugby, or netball, or learning the guitar? Or maybe you need extra tuition to get into university or other training? These things all cost money, and if these things are out of reach for your family, then Variety – the Children’s Charity may be able to help.

The Variety ‘Have a Go’ Scholarship can provide $250 (and in some cases up to $500) to help you follow your dream. Apply online.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

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.Apply online.

Not able to apply online? Download a form here.

Applications for 2019 will open on Friday 01 February 2019 and will close on Friday 29 March 2019.

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 2018, please check back next year.