I want to fundraise
Whether you want to fundraise in your community, school or workplace, we are here to help make it happen!
We have put together some useful information below including fundraising ideas, media suggestions, forms and details about how your fundraising will help save lives at sea.
Guide to Fundraising
Want to understand how you can get the most out of your fundraising?
Use our extensive guide to fundraising and raise money with confidence!
If you don’t need the full guide, see below for some sections that may be helpful to you:
Read our list of fundraising suggestions to get the creative juices flowing or to help expand on your current ideas.
Read our suggested fundraising ideas and get fundraising!
Engaging the media
If you want people to hear about your fundraising then you may want to get the local media involved.
Discover all you need to know about getting the most out of the media.
If you would like to fundraise for Coastguard we ask that you complete our fundraising registration form and email it to us.
Download our fundraising registration form.
Returning your donations to Coastguard
After your brilliantly successful fundraiser you'll no doubt want a bit of a break! But wait - there are a couple of things that we ask you to do in order for us to receive the money you've raised.
Read our returning your donations guidelines for more details.
Create my online fundraising page
Ready to fundraise? How about creating your own fundraising page to help you raise more money.
Most fundraising activities can be made even more successful by using fundraising online. It takes just moments to set-up your own fundraising page which you can promote to your friends, family and colleagues.
Givealittle online fundraising
Setting up a page with givealittle makes fundraising really easy and 100% of the proceeds from Givealittle come to Coastguard.
Using givealittle means people can donate to you online via their credit card. For those who don’t live close to you, or have busy lives, this makes it very convenient. If people donate over $5 to your fundraising, they can receive a receipt which allows them to claim a tax refund too!
An online fundraising page also allows you to track your progress towards your fundraising goal. Anyone who visits your page can see how you are getting on and it may encourage them to give more to help you reach your target.
We have our own Coastguard page on the givealittle where you can make a one-off donation or set up your fundraising page.
To set up a fundraising page all you need to do is:
- Register for givealittle
- Choose a name for your fundraising page
- Select Coastguard New Zealand as your beneficiary
- Write a brief bio on why you’re fundraising and what your goal is
- Send notifications via Facebook, email or Twitter asking people to give via your givealittle page.
Check out givealittle page today and become a champion for Coastguard!