Twelve Days of Christmas

Please help us spread a little Christmas cheer this December!

For the eleventh year in a row, we’re giving 12 charities across the Greater Auckland Region 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. For twelve days leading up 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.

Thank you to our generous travellers

Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of travellers who placed unwanted currency into collection globes around our international and domestic terminals this year. These Twelve Days of Christmas grants are the result of your generosity!

Charities eligible to apply for these grants

We welcome applications from New Zealand-registered charities that:

  • benefit communities or the environment across the Greater Auckland Region. (If you are a national charity you must be active in the Auckland region.)
  • 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.

Applications have now closed

Terms and conditions

Please read these terms and conditions


Monday 29 October: Applications open

Sunday 11 November: Applications close

Late November: We will advise charities whether they have been successful

Mid-December to Christmas Eve: The New Zealand Herald will profile the successful charities

More information

Please contact

Anna O’Connor,
Communications and Community Relations Co-ordinator
027 571 2546

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