Support Us

Blind Low Vision NZ is here to empower New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision to live the life they choose. However we can only do this with your support.

Each year, around 60% of our income comes from Fundraising. That’s donations we receive from people just like you, choosing to make a difference in the lives of the 180,000 Kiwis who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

Our dedicated team of Fundraisers will help you to help us, by showing you how you, your company, your family, friends, schools, sports club or social club can get involved.

A group of clients, a working guide dog and a guide dog in training sit together in a group shot

Community Fundraising

There are several ways you can get involved and help raise money for Blind Low Vision NZ. Take part in one of our existing campaigns or create your own event at your work, school, or local community.

A fundraising volunteer is standing at a table in the community, smiling towards someone who has come to talk about Blind Low Vision NZ's appeal

Support Guide Dogs

Every day an average of three New Zealanders finds out that they are going blind. Currently, there is a 12-month waiting list for a guide dog.

One day, puppies like this one hope to become Blind Low Vision NZ guide dogs – but they can only do it with your help!

A gorgeous guide dog puppy is snuggled up cosily in bed with its brothers and sisters.

Partner with us

More and more New Zealand companies are recognising the importance of working with like-minded charities. Working with a charity can help motivate your staff and provide greater meaning and purpose in their working lives. It can help shape the culture of your organisation and your teams and assist staff in developing their skills.

Big or small, the size of your organisation doesn’t matter. We always welcome any business that would like to join us in ensuring New Zealanders who are deafblind, blind or have low vision can live a life without limits.

There are many ways you can work with us and benefit from being associated with an iconic New Zealand organisation.

Guide Dog Ambassador, Beau sits outside Park Hyatt Auckland


Blind Low Vision Week and Guide Dog Puppy Appeal are the times of year when we celebrate New Zealanders with vision loss living their lives without limits. It’s an opportunity for people to share their stories, and inspire others to do the same.

Two fundraising voluntees, Lynne and Hannah are collecting in Newmarket, they hold orange buckets and wear Blind Low Vision NZ bibs


We are very grateful to every supporter who considers making a substantial donation. Our Philanthropy team works with you to ensure that your gift achieves impact in the area that you are passionate about.

An older woman is sitting at a bench and talking on the phone

Gifts in Wills

Your legacy will enable us to continue supporting people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. Your generosity will fund a wide range of services for years to come.

Gifts in Wills. Donors Charles and Jennifer smiling at the camera.

Gifts in Memory

There are a number of ways that you can give in memory of a loved one, find out more by clicking the link below.

Client Jenny sits on a comfortable looking sofa and reads using her tablet

Gifts in Celebration

You could celebrate your birthday, wedding or another special occasion by making a donation. 

An elderly couple completing some forms

Volunteer for us

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to the community, it’s also a great way to meet new people and make a positive difference in your own life and the lives of others.

Puppy Raiser Kendall and guide dog puppy, Orrissa are walking off to the left hand side
Client Sally is discussing something with her colleague, she smiles as she reads from a piece of paper

Trusts and Foundations

Blind Low Vision NZ is very grateful for the support provided by a number of generous Trusts and Foundations.

Advocate with us

Our advocacy work influences the government to take action and improve access to information, buildings and public spaces, transport and more. We want to fix things once and for all, for everybody.

A raised fist in protest is in focus, the background shows a group of others campaigning

Donation Support

0800 366 283 (DONATE)

Please send donations or correspondence to:

Blind Low Vision NZ, Private Bag 99910, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

With the demise of cheques, should you not be comfortable using your credit card to make donations, please feel free to make an electronic payment to our account.

To make any payments to our bank account, please use account number 02-0192-0028330-08 and use your CID number as reference. If you don’t have a CID number, please use your phone number as a reference so we can contact you to get your details to issue a receipt.

Alternatively, you can search for us as a bill payee as Blind Low Vision NZ-Donation

Blind Low Vision NZ Registered Charity Number CC21361.

Information for Tax Claim

For every donation you make, you are able to claim 33.33% back as a tax credit, and you can claim up to four years previous if you haven’t already done so.

Blind Low Vision NZ staff member Ivan is sitting at his computer and answering donor enquiries