You can help
The Sarah Lilli Fund relies on donations, and a little gift goes a long way. For the children helped it’s the chance to enjoy an interest they’re passionate about or join in with their friends at school camp or on a holiday programme. For their parents, often a solo mum, it can mean connection to other families and relief from some financial and emotional pressures.
You can make a one-off donation or join our sponsorship scheme. We also run fundraising events, including concerts, auctions and movie nights. All the money you donate goes to the children, as Barnardos supports the administration of the Fund within its wider operations.
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Making an application to the Sarah Lilli Fund
Social workers from Barnardos or other agencies make the grant applications on behalf of the children and families they are working with. They know there are real needs and no alternative sources of help.
Applications are reviewed by a Barnardos senior manager, and grants are made in a few days or even hours in some cases.
Donating to the Sarah Lilli Fund
You can sponsor a Sarah Lilli Sports, Creative or Holiday Grant via regular automatic payments.
Grant sponsorships are
- $10 per month or $120 per year for a Sarah Lilli Sports or Creative Grant
- $20 per month or $240 per year for a Sarah Lilli Holiday Grant.
You can set up regular payments via internet banking. Payments can be made to Barnardos NZ, account 06 0501 0509606 02. Please put ‘Sarah Lilli sponsor’ in the payee identification field.
If you'd like a tax receipt at the end of the financial year, email email@example.com with
- your full name and address
- the start date, value and frequency of your payments.
We also accept automatic payments by debit or credit card. Contact us if you'd like to set one up.
We appreciate donations of any value. If you'd like to sponsor a grant in full, it's $120 for a Sarah Lilli Sports or Creative Grant or $240 for a Sarah Lilli Holiday Grant.
Credit card donations can be made securely online through our donation portal. Once completed please forward the confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Sarah Lilli.
Who to contact
For more information on donating to the Sarah Lilli Fund, email email@example.com or call 0800 005 437.