Who is 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.

We're a non-profit platform. From 2012 to 2019 we operated as part of the Spark Foundation and in early 2020 we were acquired by Perpetual Guardian.


Scroll through a sample of over 10 years of facilitating Kiwi generosity.
  • 2020
  • April

    Givealittle has a new home
    Givealittle Perpetutal Guardian

    Givealittle moves to new ownership with Perpetual Guardian, but we’re still the same Givealittle - providing a non-profit platform for Kiwis to connect and support each other.

  • January

    Black Dog Swim for “I Am Hope”
    Black Dog Logo - a black and white drawing of dog swimming

    16 year old George Glover swam the length of the Marlborough Queen Charlotte Sound twice (100+km) in 10 days to raise money for the “I Am Hope” program run by the Key to Life Charity Trust, helping young people with mental health issues. Swimming Queen Charlotte Sound had never been done before and his swim raised $64,092!

  • 2019
  • October

    Albie's world record for mental health awareness
    Albie Roebeck punching a gym punchbag

    Albie Roebeck raised $23,200 in an attempt on the Guinness World Record - 'Longest Punchbag Marathon' to raise awareness and support for Mental Health and reduce the stigma around suicide and depression.

    Albie had to punch a boxing bag for 60 hours continually under a strict set of rules. His world record attempt took place at Boxing Alley on Monday 21 October 2019.

  • July

    Gareth and Tom set a record for tyre flipping
    Gareth and Tom

    Gareth and Tom took 10-minute turns to flip a 93kg tyre 24.7 km in 24hrs , to raise awareness about the high suicide rates in Maori and Pacific males and raised $12,601 for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation.

  • July

    Kiwis get loud
    Loud shirt day poster

    Kiwis are on track to raise over $37K by wearing their Loud Shirts while helping deaf children via The Hearing House https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/loud-shirt-day-2019

  • April

    Gumboots for hope
    Colouful gumboots on a counter

    Mike King's I Am Hope foundation raised $392,568 on Givealittle, as part of their Gumboot Friday campaign to provide free counselling for kids in need.

  • March

    An outpouring of support for Christchurch and NZ Muslims
    In Our 
Words book resting on a poster with kind messages

    Over $10 million was donated to Victim Support through Givealittle after the attack in Christchurch on March 15th.

    The heartfelt messages left by donors have been transformed into artwork and a book which were delivered to mosques around the country. https://inourwords.co.nz

  • 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.

  • April

    Saving Ka’iulani
    Happy little girl

    Rugby players, businesses, and schools joined in to help and raised $129K for Ka'iulani's treatment to beat Neuroblastoma.

    After months of cancer treatment in Spain, in January 2019 she was reported to be cancer free, healthy, and happy.

  • 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

    Bringing Maggie home
    Maggie the labrador

    Maggies dad raised nearly $15K to bring her to NZ all the way from Mexico.

    She now lives a life a luxury and you can even follow her on social media! https://www.facebook.com/getmaggiehome

  • March

    Mountain Bikers club together to save a bike park in Methven
    Mt Hutt Bike Park logo

    $120K raised 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
    Results 
                  2014

    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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