Day 2: I started swimming lessons!

For many Kiwi kids living in deprivation, learning to swim is just one more impossible dream. You can help us change that. Read more


Learning to swim, playing a sport they love or learning a musical instrument is something most Kiwi kids take for granted. Not so for the children you help through Variety. Have a Go Scholarships provide up to $500 to enable disadvantaged Kiwi kids try out a new sport or activity.

The children don't have to be sporting superstars or academic whizz kids - just Kiwi kids who are missing out.


Have a Go Scholarships have been used for...

  • Swimming lessons
  • Piano lessons
  • Weight lifting
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Boxing
  • Possum trapping
  • Touch rugby
  • Spirit of Adventure
  • Violin lessons
  • Clay bird shooting
  • Career trips
  • Cultural activities
  • Horse riding
  • Gym fitness
  • Basketball
  • Computer programming
  • Sailing
  • Kapa Haka
  • Drama tuition
  • Dance tuition and heaps more!

Dear Variety,

Thank you very much for your help. I was able to purchase a pair of brand new netball shoes, a netball ball and new socks. This year was a very good year for my team as we placed 1st in our grade. Without my shoes I would have not been able to play, and without the ball I wouldn't have practiced and played so well.

So thank you for reigniting my flame for netball and giving me the opportunity to buy my new gear.

Hineira