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We’re in this together


It’s people like you who make it possible for New Zealand youth, regardless of their background or location, to access this Award.

There are young people who are chomping at the bit to achieve their goals, and you make it possible for them to do that in a safe and supportive environment. 100% of your donation goes to the young people who most benefit from it.

You can make a one-off donation, or a monthly donation. It’s easy to do by card, Paypal or Google pay below.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registered number CC26585. The Award also has Donee Status from IRD, meaning donations of $5 or more may qualify for a tax credit.



"The Award has certainly improved my leadership abilities, enhanced my confidence, and strengthened my resolve to achieve at whatever I choose for my future."  Keesha - Funded Award Participant


If you would like to talk to someone about your donation, please call us on 0800 69 29 27, or email our Funding and Relationship Advisor at [email protected]

Leave a gift in your will


There’s an excitement for the future that young people have.  The most successful people cling to that ‘anything's possible’ attitude and never lose it.

Looking back on our lives, it’s easy to see how important youthful ambition is, and how much of a difference we can make in the world if we encourage our young people to stay ambitious. A difference that you can make in the world while you’re here and even after you leave, is by contributing to that ambition for today's young New Zealanders.

Writing your will doesn't need to be a solemn time. It can be one of the most rewarding things you do. By leaving a gift in your will to the Award, you can not only change the life of a young person, you also make a long-term investment in the future of New Zealand. You’re providing opportunities well beyond your lifetime.

It isn't always easy to budget for giving and you may feel you cannot give right now. Whatever your circumstances or your motivation is, make no mistake: bequests, or gifts in wills, make a real difference to the work the Award can do, now, and in the future.

If you would like to be acknowledged, that’s your choice. You can request confidentiality around any bequest. However, the Award would appreciate the opportunity to thank you in your lifetime.

To talk about how you can do this please email [email protected] or call on 0800 69 29 27, or







For more information see the following page links:

How to leave a gift in your will

Important things to consider when preparing your will

Preparing your will            

Different types of gifts and sample wording

Why leave a gift to charity?      






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