Ways to Donate

Internet banking (we pay no fees)

1.  Shining Lights Trust – Where funds are most needed: 02-0466-0307987-000

  • Reference with ‘donation’ and your name
  • Email to confirm your contact details (so you get a donation tax-receipt), and the purpose of your donation.

2. Hope Project: 02-0466-0307987-001

  • Reference with ‘donation’ and your name
  • Email to confirm your contact details (so you get a donation tax-receipt), and the purpose of your donation.

For international internet banking:

  • Bank of New Zealand
  • 607- 613 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3112

After donating, if you would like a donation tax-receipt, please email to confirm your contact details, and the purpose of your donation.

Credit Card – Give-A-Little
(we pay 5% fees)

Click below to donate via Give-A-Little

We are a registered New Zealand charity so all your donations will be tax deductible. At the end of the financial year we will send you a receipt.

Our Charitable Status and Financial Terms
Our Charitable Status

The Shining Lights Trust is a New Zealand registered Charitable Trust. Registration # CC48320. The Trust operates in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Our Postal address is: PO Box 6078, Brookfield Tauranga 3146.

The Shining Lights Trust website can be viewed at

Our Financial Policies and Terms

All payments made whether by Internet banking or Credit Card will be charged in New Zealand Dollars. We do not offer refunds on financial donations.

The AllTogether website uses the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) industry standard, the highest level of security available today for web-secured applications.

When will I get my donation receipt?

Donations over $5 can receive tax-deductible receipts. These receipts will be sent at the end of the financial year. Note that receipts can only be given where we can identify donations and have been given the donors name and  contact details.

Will accounts be audited?

Yes. Accounts will be independently audited, annually.

What if insufficient funds are raised?

Policies for various possible scenarios are created by the board where needed. This was demonstrated in the Hope Project in the 2011 to 2016 period, with policies providing clear guidelines, giving clear confidence to partners.

As a general principle, the heart of the Shining Lights Trust team and board would be to ensure that all invoices were paid – even if this meant personally paying them.

We believe our track-record demonstrates a combination of integrity, along with an ability to adapt to challenging circumstances, with successful outcomes.

What if too much funds were somehow raised?

This doesn’t happen because many donate to our ‘general funds account’, which gives us discretion to spend funds where needed. If  surplus did exist – given to a particular project, it would be spent on the same project the following year, or we’d contact donors.