Give Adventure Specialties a Home!

$540 donated
Given by 13 generous donors in around 4 months

We use outdoor adventure to Grow Great Communities and build Everyday Heroes. Now we need somewhere to call home. Please help!


From kayaking to rock climbing to mountain biking to abseiling, Adventure Specialties Trust uses outdoor adventure to create positive change in people's lives.

It is fun. But it is so much more than that.

Our programs have incredibly powerful, life-changing outcomes. Like improved wellbeing, increased social skills, strengthened character, increased participation in nature and manaakitanga (kindness, empathy, respect, generosity and a desire to uplift other).

Every year, we work with over 6000 youth in Christchurch and Auckland. These include youth leadership groups, teens struggling inside the school system, youth offenders, people with disabilities, school camps, social services organisations like Oranga Tamariki, young mums and parents, plus a variety of schools and community groups.

So why are we raising money?

For the first time in our 37-year history, we have purchased a building to use as a home base! It gives us stability and a financial asset. It is also a place we can call home, make our own, share with other community groups, and dream up epic, life-changing adventures. We are pumped!

But we need your help to kit out the building, so that it is able to be used and shared. We have plans for offices, areas for meeting and hanging out, storage areas for outdoor equipment, a kitchen and laundry, and more.

Can you help us?

Our goal is to raise $100,000 as soon as possible, so we can make this building a home.

Could you donate $10? Or $100? Or even $1000? Please donate now! Any donation is hugely appreciated.

UPDATE: We have currently raised $25,000 through all our donation sources. Thank you all for your generous donations!!!

About us

We use outdoor adventure to grow great communities. Leaders in adventure therapy, we use the unique New Zealand wilderness to create positive change in people's lives.

Use of funds

Your generous donation will help pay for the construction of offices and shared spaces inside the building. Any surplus funds will go towards excess building costs (because building costs always blow the budget!).

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Quarter of the way there!!!  14 April 2021

We are excited to share with you that we have raised $25,000 so far, thanks to your generous contributions!

Yesterday, we were handed the keys of our new Christchurch HQ, and the team got started straight away with knocking down walls, cleaning up mess, painting floors, and other essential tasks that come with moving into a new (old) building.

Thanks again for your generous donation. We will continue raising money until we reach our ultimate goal of $100k.

With love from the team at Adventure Specialties Trust

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Latest donations

Miria on 17 Apr 2021
Jill on 17 Apr 2021
Great news team, look forward to visiting the premises in due course.
Will on 07 Apr 2021
Adventure Specialties Trust

Thanks Will!

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Cherie on 07 Apr 2021
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Thanks Cherie!

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Andrea on 07 Apr 2021
Good work team! All the best with your new adventure!
Adventure Specialties Trust

Thanks Andrea!

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