Charitable bequests

Supporting causes you care about

A charitable bequest is a gift in a will. They are made by Kiwis across the full social spectrum in order to support causes and people. We all have causes we care about which may include:

  • a learning institution
  • medical research
  • healthcare
  • the well-being of animals
  • a charity involving children
  • the environment
  • community services
  • the arts
  • youth development

During our lives it can be challenging to financially support the causes and people we care about. A charitable bequest allows us to support specific causes after we've gone. Charitable bequests are an important aspect in successfully operating cause-related organisations.

Including a charity in your will is just as easy as providing for your loved ones. And it can be as much, or as little, as you want.

To find a registered New Zealand charity, view the Charities Register website.

You can also support charities through a charitable trust. Public Trust can help set up and manage charitable trusts during your life and after you're gone. Find out more about charitable trusts.