Spark Foundation

Spark Foundation is the charitable organisation for Spark New Zealand, supporting causes that New Zealanders and Spark people feel passionate about by tapping into the power of crowdfunding, providing direct financial support and through employee volunteering.

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Spark Foundation is the proud owner of Givealittle, New Zealand’s most popular crowdfunding website. It’s fast, safe and easy to create a campaign, share with your networks and receive instant donations.

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Education Trust

Since its inception in Tamaki, Auckland in 2007, the Manaiakalani programme has transformed teaching and learning methods and significantly improved educational outcomes across participating schools. Students have a netbook computer of their own from Year 5, paid for by their parents in modest instalments determined through community consultation.

Spark Foundation has contributed more than $2.2 million over four years:

  • $1 million to enable research into improved student outcomes in the original Manaiakalani school cluster in Tamaki, Auckland, and to continue developing an innovation hub within the Tamaki cluster, including a Spark Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers programme.

  • $1,275,000 to kick-start the Manaiakalani outreach programme, an expansion of the original programme into five clusters of predominantly decile 1 and 2 schools in Hornby (Christchurch), the West Coast of the South Island, Papakura and Mt Roskill (Auckland) and Kaikohe (Northland). This outreach will make it possible for more than 8,500 students to take part in this programme.

Manaiakalani Education Trust

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