Leaving your legacy

Include a gift to ChildFund in your Will.

Impact beyond a lifetime

It's never too early to prepare for the future.

Whether you're younger or older, you clearly care about helping children (that's why you're reading this). More than ever, bequest and legacy gifts are a way of ensuring ChildFund can continue helping children and communities thrive well into the future.

How your bequest brings positive change

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Your gift can provide access to clean, safe drinking water closer to home, removing the burden on children spending hours a day searching for unsafe water when they could be at school.

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Your support can provide access to quality education, empowering children with the knowledge and skills they need to break the cycle of poverty.

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Your legacy can help combat malnutrition and contribute to life-saving healthcare and programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children.

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Your contribution can enable us to advocate for children's rights, protect them from exploitation, and provide safe spaces for healing and growth.

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Leaving a gift to ChildFund

If making an impact beyond your lifetime sounds good, there are a few ways to leave a bequest or gift in your Will. If you decide to include ChildFund NZ in your Will or estate plans, please let us know! We would love to express our gratitude and acknowledge your generosity. Your support not only changes lives today, it’ll shape a brighter future for generations to come.


Through Safewill NZ

Safewill is a leading secure online Will-writing platform that provides an easy option for New Zealanders to protect and provide for their loved ones and the organisations they care most about.

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Connect with the Team

You can fill in the contact form below, call our team on 0800 808 822, or email to request a Codicil.

Your Bequest Stories

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Contact us today

Fill in this contact form to request a Codicil for leaving a gift in your Will today or to request more information about bequest and legacy gifts. Our team are ready to connect with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why I should include Childfund in my Will?

ChildFund’s projects ensure that change is community-owned and community-led. We cannot know what our communities will look like in fifty years’ time or where our help will be needed most. What we do know is that our help will always be needed. We invest your gift in community-led, socially responsible projects that provide new jobs and pathways out of poverty and a bright future for children.

What does ChildFund do with these bequests?

Your gift will go to a project that will create transformational change for children and their communities. One example of these is a dairy farming enterprise in which over 600 farmers in rural Kenya benefitted from a single bequest. Projects like this provide for the future and ensure that bequests continue working hard, long after we are gone.

I’d like to help but I don’t think I have enough money to leave anything behind for ChildFund.

Every gift makes a difference. Along with others who share our values, your gift will be invested to make transformational change for the children and communities they impact.

Does ChildFund need to know that I’ve left a gift in my Will?

You are under no obligation to inform ChildFund that you have left a gift in your will. One of the reasons we’d like to know is to ensure that you are thanked and are kept up to date with our work.

If you do decide to let us know, you don’t need to tell us the value of your gift. Notification of a gift in a Will will always be treated with respect and kept in confidence.

What happens if I change my mind and remove ChildFund from my Will?

You are free to change your mind at any time, whether or not you have informed us that you will be leaving a gift in your Will to ChildFund.

I want time to think about this…When should I get in touch?

Please take all the time you need. A gift in your Will could be the biggest impact you have on children in need, and we don’t want you to feel rushed. If you’d like to know more about making a gift in your will, please get in touch with the team using the contact us form below or call 0800 808 822 or email We’d love to share stories of the incredible people who’ve left gifts in their Wills to help children in need.