Our programmes

Our programmes increase the health, education and wellbeing outcomes of children and young people living in poverty in New Zealand.

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Kiwi Kid Sponsorship (KKS)

Kiwi Kid Sponsorship (KKS)


KKS provides ongoing support for children aged from 4 to 17 years. Children on KKS are matched to a sponsor who helps pay for the cost of essential things like clothing, bedding, school uniforms and stationery, school camp and after-school activities like swimming or music lessons.
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Individual Grants

Individual Grants


Parents and caregivers can apply for Individual Grants to pay for things like beds, cots and bedding, glasses, medical or mobility equipment, therapy, extra curricular activities or a digital device for children 8 years and older.
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Other programmes

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Active Me - Kia Tū (AMKT)

Active Me - Kia Tū is a partnership between Variety and Sport New Zealand which enables children and young people on the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme, living in Auckland and Northland to get active. AMKT is a two year pilot programme.

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Beds for Kids

A bed means so much more than just a good night's sleep. In partnership with the Health New Zealand, we provide funding through the Healthy Homes Initiatives (HHI) for brand new mattresses, bedframes, cots, pepipods/wahakura and bedding to children across New Zealand. This is funded by our Warm Hearts Winter Appeal.

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