Why become a Supporter?

The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust offers organisations and individuals who are interested in supporting the LGBTQI+ community in New Zealand, an opportunity to partner with us as we work to achieve our objectives.

The Trust Will:

  • make decisions and distributions of sponsorship funding as most needed and beneficial
  • provide an easy way for people to support individuals and groups in the LGBTQI+ communities
  • provide validation for Rainbow Tick certified organisations' annual audit requirement to provide meaningful ongoing support to the LGBTQI+ community
  • provide public and community recognition of Sponsors’ support.

What We Fund:

The Trust has three main Grant envelopes available each year, open for individuals and organisations to apply:

Tertiary Scholarships

Sponsors can have naming rights for any particular scholarships. Scholarships can be:

  • targeted for study at a named institution,
  • open for study at any tertiary in NZ,
  • targeted at a particular course/subject of study,
  • awarded for one or multiple years of study.

Community Support

Sponsors can choose to support general organisations/events in the Community through the Trust programme.  The Trust is pleased to enable supporters to have any proportion of their sponsorship directed to any specific organisations or purpose.  Community organisations registered with the Trust and information on their needs is available here.

Community Development

Sponsors can choose to support general or specific community entries in Auckland and other regional Pride Parades and Festivals held around NZ.  Funding agreements with recipients will ensure that they agree to prominently display the Sponsor’s logo in their Parade entry/float or Festival Event materials.

We also maintain an Emergency Fund to enable us to respond to urgent time-critical situations.

Supporting Sponsorship Options

Event Sponsorships

The Trust holds high profile fundraising Events and welcomes Financial or Service Sponsorships. Our Events are professionally managed and attract large audiences. Options for Sponsorship vary by event and will be presented to Trust Supporters in a timely manner.

Service Sponsorships

The Trust welcomes any non-monetary donations that could be supplied to the Trust itself or to organisations in the community. Examples are Administration, Accounting, Banking, Events (Hospitality and Facilities), IT software support, Telecommunications, Transport.

Supporting Sponsors will receive recognition for any funds or services provided. Acknowledgement will be profiled clearly for your level of support on the Trust website, on our Facebook page, and in our media releases and LGBTQI+ community communications. In the case where funds are targeted to a particular community organisation through the Trust we will work to ensure that agreed recognition of that support will be provided by the recipient. We work closely with all Sponsors to achieve these outcomes.

Sponsorship Levels

The Trust offers three levels of Supporting Sponsorship for corporates and large organisations. Your logo with link will be placed on our website.







Contact us to request a Sponsorship Proposal Presentation.

Smaller one-off or monthly donations can be made by direct deposit or on Givealittle and your name will appear on the Supporters page.

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