About Givealittle

Givealittle is an online fundraising platform for all of New Zealand.

We're dedicated to connecting New Zealand causes with generous online donors.

We've been connecting people in need with people who care since 2008 and were acquired by the Spark Foundation in 2012. Yay!

Scroll through a sample of over 10 years of facilitating Kiwi generosity.
  • 2019
  • January

    $100 Million all-time donations!
    Confetti celebration

    $100 million donations made through Givealittle since we started 10 years ago. We're proud to play a part in such awesome Kiwi kindness.

  • 2018
  • December

    Givealittle's 10th Birthday!
    Cake with candles

    10 years of Kiwi generosity.

    59,106 Givealittle pages created.

    Over $97m in all time donations.

  • 2017
  • December

    A trip down generosity lane
    Results 2014

    More than $17 million was donated on Givealittle in 2017. Here's a video update with a closer look at just a handful of amazing outcomes made possible, thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders like you.

  • Southern ploughman takes on the world with some help from his friends
    Bob Mehrtens and his tractor

    The community came together to help Bob Mehrtens get his tractor and plough to Kenya, where he won Silver in the reversible ploughing class.

  • April

    Mountain Bikers club together to save a bike park in Methven

    $12k raised in 3 weeks to secure the future of Mt Hutt Bike Park. To quote organiser Daniel Burgess "The people that put their money into it can feel proud to be involved in something that is totally a community-led project for the community."

  • February

    Radio Active Reactivated
    Radio Active crew at work

    $91k raised to give Radio Active a new lease on life and keep it as a proud supporter of local music and creative communities in Wellington.

  • February

    Christchurch Port Hills fires
    The Port Hills on fire

    Lots of pages were set up to support those impacted by the Christchurch fires and help with rebuilding, including $412k raised to help the family of Steve Askin, a helicopter pilot killed in an accident while fighting a blaze.

  • 2016
  • December

    Year in Review

    Our best year to date, and we shared some highlights in this video update.

  • February

    New Zealand bought a beach!
    Awaroa Beach

    Over $2M pledged by 32,329 generous backers.

  • 2015
  • April

    Nepal Earthquake
    Nepal earthquake appeals

    Donors through Givealittle raised half a million dollars for victims of the Nepal earthquake in less than two weeks.

  • March

    A lot happened from January to March 2015
    Hudson enjoying is water wheelchair

    Another quarter bigger than the last. Check out the video update

  • 2014
  • December

    Year in Review
    Results 2014

    It was a big year for us, and we shared why in this slick video.

  • September

    Lucy Knight
    Lucy Knight fundraising

    People from all around the world contributed to a fund to thank Lucy, for her brave actions defending a mugging victim.

  • August

    Spark My Potential
    Spark My Potential

    This crowdfunding accelerator programme was launched to coincide with the Spark rebrand, and helped New Zealanders reach their goals faster by matching donations.

  • May

    Ten million dollar milestone

    In the evening of Sunday the 18th of May, a generous New Zealander’s donation pushed us over the ten million dollar mark – wow!

  • May

    Million dollar month.
    one million dollars!

    A grand total of $1,086,609.95 meant that this was our first million dollar month!

  • February

    A new home for Tobi and Sarah
    Tobi and Sarah.

    Campbell Live viewers banded together to raise more than $200,000 for this Te Aroha couple.

  • January

    Doctor Jared’s dream comes true.
    New born, Elise Alexandra Grace Noel.

    At the end of January Elise Alexandra Grace Noel was born – the baby Doctor Jared was desperate to meet, and did thanks to Givealittle donors.

  • 2013
  • October

    Chipping in for Team New Zealand
    Team New Zealand out on the water.

    Fans showed their support for another chance at winning the America’s Cup.

  • July

    Lily's brought home
    New-born baby Lily.

    Baby Lily was born prematurely in China, but thanks to donors she got home safely.

  • June

    A man’s life changed
    Robbie Ritchie with his two sons.

    Givealittle donors raised enough money for surgery to fix Robbie’s brain.

  • 2012
  • November

    A new family for Givealittle
    Givealittle joins the Telecom Foundation.

    We join the Telecom Foundation (later renamed the Spark Foundation) and unveil our brand new look.

  • August

    From living in snow caves to racing horses across Mongolia.
    Horse racing.

    We continue to be amazed and inspired by the incredible things people do for good causes.

  • March

    It's all about health -

    treatments, recovery and to fund cancer research and support.

  • 2011
  • October

    $7,000 raised in 14 days for Nepalese orphanage
    three children at a nepalese orphanage.

    We see the power of Kiwis using social networks in action again with the '7k in 14 days' cause.

  • February

    Disaster strikes in Christchurch.
    Christchurch cathedral after the 2011 earthquake.

    People across the world respond and give more than $350,000 to support quake-affected Cantabrians.

  • 2010
  • December

    The first million.
    one million dollar mark reached.

    We end the year with a bang and hit the one million dollar donation mark.

  • November

    Help for Pike River families
    families grieve after a tragic accident at the pike river mine.

    The cause to support the families of the Pike River Miners raised $80,000.

  • 2009
  • September

    Kiwis dig deep for tsunami victims in Samoa.
    A mural made for Samoa after a tsunami struck.

    The New Zealand Red Cross’ cause for Samoa raised more than $200,000.

  • June

    Givealittle goes to the cats.

    New Zealand's next top cat model.

    Moggies from around the country battle it out to be NZ's Next Top Cat Model and raise plenty for SPCA & Lonely Miaow.

  • February

    Bringing Julie home.
    julie in vietnam.

    Hundreds of people around the world chip in to bring injured Kiwi Julie home from Vietnam.

  • 2008
  • December

    We flick the switch.
    Givealittle team at the pub as the site goes live.

    Givealittle goes live on 3 December 2008 - we were actually at the pub when it all happened!

  • October

    A launch party, without a launch.

    We introduce Givealittle with a party, but being the teasers that we are we don't yet reveal the site.

  • January

    A great idea becomes reality.

    Angel investors Movac back the Givealittle social enterprise and things get serious.

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