Kiwi Kid Sponsorship (KKS) provides ongoing support for children from 4 to 17 years old.
Children on KKS are matched to a sponsor who helps pay for the cost of essential things like clothing, towels, bedding, school uniforms and stationery, school camp and extracurricular activities like swimming or music lessons.
Children on KKS also get $300 each year to spend on sport and play through the Active Me – Kia Tū programme.
Active Me - Kia Tū is a fund created in partnership with Sport NZ. It’s designed to get Kiwi kids involved in play, activities, and sports – so they can participate in the things they love to do.
As part of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship, all sponsored children receive an Active Me grant of $300 to help them get active and moving.
An individual grant is a one-off payment. This can be spent on:
Individual grants are given every four months to caregivers of children from 0 to 18 years.
Individual grants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed.
Variety helps pay for the costs of essential things children need to stay healthy, to go to school and to take part in their community
You can apply for Kiwi Kid Sponsorship or an Individual Grant on behalf of a child in need.
Variety is a registered charitable organization under the Charities Act 2005.
Our Charities Commission registration number is CC24039.