Workplace fundraising

Get your company or workplace crew involved and fundraise for better wellbeing for everyone in Aotearoa.
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We love to work with companies who are passionate about mental health and want to create healthier supportive supportive workplaces. Bring your team together to have some fun while fundraising! Or if you want to partner with the Mental Health Foundation on a project or donate proceeds from a product, we’d love to hear from you, so get in touch!

Team fundraising

Wanting to get your workmates involved in some fun fundraising activities? Check out these ideas for inspiration.

  • Quiz night - Write your own or order a quiz package online.
  • Fitness challenge - Enter a work team in one of our run for mental health challenges or start your own.
  • BBQ - Throw your team mates a barbecue or a good old fashioned sausage sizzle.
  • Morning tea - Host a morning tea or breakfast and ask people to bring a donation for mental health.
  • Loud shirt day - Team it up with a raffle and morning tea to maximise fun and profits!
  • Cake off - Hold a cake baking competition! Invite neighbouring businesses to donate and vote too.
Workplace morning tea

Business partnerships

If you want to partner with the Mental Health Foundation on a project, we’d love to hear from you! We love working with companies who are passionate about mental health and want to create healthier workplaces. Get in contact with our fundraising and campaigns officer alanna.ramsay@mentalhealth.org.nz. Here are some of the ways you can get your company involved:

  • Sponsor a campaign.
  • Make a corporate donation to us as your staff voted "Charity of the Year".
  • Donate in lieu of corporate gifts.
  • Start a matched online giving fundraising page.
  • Payroll giving and company matched payroll giving.
  • Donate 10% of product sales.

Matched giving online

Matched giving is an excellent way to show your company's support for the Mental Health Foundation. By special arrangement we can set up an online company fundraising page for your business, branded with your logo and company colours, for you to promote to staff and clients. By pledging to match all donations to your page over a fixed period (miniumum $1,000) you're not only supporing our mahi directly, you're also helping engage new supporters. For more information, or to enquire about providing matched giving for our major Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness Week campaigns for maximum company exposure, email alanna.ramsay@mentalhealth.org.nz.

company fundraising matched giving screenshot

Payroll giving

Donations made via payroll giving receive an immediate PAYE tax credit of 33% making it the easiest and most tax-efficient way for employees to donate. Organisations can also match their employee’s contribution to make their donation go even further.

Annual campaigns

The Mental Health Foundation runs two major campaigns to promote activities and ideas to nurture wellbeing in the workplace: Mental Health Awareness Week and Pink Shirt Day. For both campaigns we provide free toolkits with activity ideas for staff, posters to build awareness, and stickers to reward participants and fundraisers. Register now to get your workplace involved!

How to donate

Once you’ve held your event and received your team's fundraising money, our preferred method of transfer is by bank deposit. If you’ve touched base with us we’ve probably given you a banking code and reference to use with your banked donation. This helps us to receipt you quickly and efficiently. If you don’t have a donor code and reference, get in touch below.

Bank: BNZ
Name of account: Mental Health Foundation
Account number: 02-0100-0752592-097
Reference: as provided
Code: as provided

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