Make a donation – one-off or regular giving.

Our work is possible thanks to a community of generous people and organisations who support our work. Your generosity can help to further our efforts and make a bigger difference for young New Zealanders.

Because we’re a registered NZ charity (#CC45932), you can claim back 1/3 of your donation. Visit the IRD website for rebate details.

Three easy ways that you can donate.

1. Donate via Online banking
Make a one-off donation or set up a regular payment to Inspiring Stories via our Kiwibank account – #38-9017-0138250-07.

2. Donate via One Percent Collective
Join the community of generous Kiwis who donate their 1% to support great causes in the easiest and awesomest way possible.


3. Donate via The Good Registry
Give the gift of giving, and create a gift giving registry like no other, supporting Inspiring Stories during your special occasion.


Two examples of what your support can enable.

Festival for the Future is an inspirational weekend of speakers, workshops and entertainment that attracts more than 1,200 attendees from across the nation. Your generosity can help to ensure that young people from challenged financial circumstances and/or marginalised communities can access support to attend the Festival.

Depending on circumstances, full scholarship support could include the cost of a ticket, transport and accommodation at about $500.

Making a regular donation of $10/week can help to enable this.

Future Leaders is a life-changing programme that supports young people in rural and provincial New Zealand to build their entrepreneurship and leadership skills, and make a difference in their backyard. Your generosity helps to ensure young people from some of New Zealand’s lowest socio-economic communities can participate.

There are two tiers of engagement for young people on the programme, with scholarships ranging between $1,000–5,000.

Making a regular donation of $20–100/week can help to enable this.

What young people say about our programmes.


“I never really knew what potential I had. I’ve always been one to doubt myself. Even when others seen potential, I just never could. My eyes have opened so much this year. My mindset has shifted to a much better place and I am so grateful for this programme.”
Gayle, Palmerston North


Future Leaders equips you to become a great leader, with a focus on helping our local people. The biggest changes for me were connecting with people across Aotearoa, feeling more hopeful about the future, and learning how to go beyond my own limits.”
Te Riini, Kawerau


“I’ve changed my perception of myself. I’m more confident in my leadership skills, and now find myself applying for the jobs that I wouldn’t usually because I didn’t think that I was good enough. I can now recognise my worth and what I can bring to the table.”
Eden, Ōpōtiki


The biggest change for me was having my eyes opened to the opportunities for rangatahi to have our voices heard within government, to have our say and make a difference for our community and nation. And all of the out of the box thinking!
Micah, Whakatāne


“Confidence is something I’ve struggled with throughout my life due to my disability. Meeting all the wonderful like minded people, sharing ideas and passions, and speaking at Festival for the Future has given me the confidence boost I needed.” 
Aroha, Kaikohe


“The Future Leaders programme is awesome and changing our communities for the better. It gives those of us who financially couldn’t otherwise afford to access these experiences. You learn about sustainability, problem solving, entrepreneurship. The opportunities are life changing.”
Talei, Whakatāne