Twelve Days of Christmas

Spreading a little Christmas cheer to communities across New Zealand

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Please help us spread a little Christmas cheer this December! For the ninth year in a row, we’ll be giving 12 charities across New Zealand a $10,000 grant as part of our Twelve Days of Christmas programme of community giving. We’d love to hear from charities working in these areas: educating people, helping people into employment and protecting the environment.

We’ll also help these charities spread the word about the great work they do. Over twelve days from mid-December to Christmas Eve, The New Zealand Herald will profile each charity and explain how they’ll use their Twelve Days of Christmas grant to support their work.

These grants are part of Auckland Airport’s annual community giving programme: He Tangata (it is the people).

Thank you to our generous travellers

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of travellers who placed unwanted currency into collection globes around our international and domestic terminals this year. We’ve topped up these funds and these Twelve Days of Christmas grants are the result.

Charities eligible to apply for these grants (applications have now closed)

We welcome applications from New Zealand-registered charities that:

  • benefit communities or the environment across New Zealand (either nationally or locally)
  • are involved in one of the areas we focus on as a socially responsible business: educating people, helping people into employment and protecting the environment.

Please read these criteria and terms and conditions before you apply.


Friday 18 November: Applications close

Friday 25 November: We will advise charities whether they have been successful

Mid-December to Christmas Eve: The New Zealand Herald will publish stories about the successful charities

For more information please contact

Kate Thompson
09 255 9061
021 385 446

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