The principal objective of the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust is to actively fundraise and attract sponsorships, donations and bequests in order to maintain a fund available to build strength through diversity within the LGBTQI+ community in New Zealand. Funding allocations include Community Grants and a Tertiary Scholarship programme as summarised on the What We Fund page
The Trust receives no government support so is entirely reliant on fund-raising and bequests. Our principal fund-raising event is the annual glamour auction & dinner held between July and September. This is supported by corporate sponsors, generous auction lot donors, corporate sponsors, leading members of the LGBTI+ and wider communities.
The annual auction is run entirely by the pro bono Trust members, with key organising roles managed by volunteer specialists. Many famous New Zealand and international personalities have also generously donated their time to MC the event, and provide world-class entertainment throughout the night. Since its launch in 1999, the Trust has donated over $400,000 to fund a broad range of LGBTI+ organisations, individuals, projects and initiatives.
We welcome interest from all potential sponsors, auction donors and other contributors to the annual auction event and wider the fund-raising efforts. Download for more information.