There are a huge number of things we can spend our money on, but it is hard to find an investment that delivers a greater return than donating funds to Bright Hope World's partners.
The return is not in the form of interest or financial dividends, but the satisfaction and joy that comes with knowing that you are playing a critical role in helping the poorest of the poor to become spiritually and physically self-sustaining.
Where possible we aim to work alongside our partners to develop income generation and micro-enterprise projects that can produce ongoing revenue streams. But many need help getting there or are unable to do so in the medium term. Others have bigger visions to reach their whole communities and need financial support.
We need your help so we can support them.
Read below about 3 different Bright Hope World fund types you can donate to.
Donate to the General Fund
One of our key values is to operate at the lowest administration levels possible. To do this, we prefer donors to contribute to the General Fund. The General Fund is comprised of donations that are not tagged to a particular partnership, but are available for us to apply to the most needy partnerships that do not have a specific donor. We take no administration fee for donations to the General Fund, so 100% of funds given go directly to key partnerships. By donating to the General Fund you will be having an impact on every project, not just one in particular.
Click the link below to donate to the General Fund online:
Donate to one of our Global Funds
Our Global Funds have been established in particular categories to enable us to support the most significant and urgent needs in those categories.
Money given to a Global Fund will only have a maximum of 10% withheld for administration costs. Please read our Levels of Engagement information for details on administration costs in relation to donation amounts.
Our Global Funds are as follows (click the specific fund for more information):
Donate to a Specific Partnership
Donors can, of course, commit to funding a specific partnership.
To express interest in funding (or part-funding) a partnership - or to find out more about a specific partnership - please click the link on the web page for the specific partnership and we'll contact you to answer your questions and discuss funding requirements.
Part of Bright Hope World's emphasis on partnership is our long-term engagement with partners. Because of this, we ask that, in most cases, a donor wishing to fund to a partnership commit to doing so for at least three years. This provides a strong basis for the development and health of the partnership.
Money given to a specific partnership will only have a maximum of 10% withheld for administration costs. Please read our Levels of Engagement information for details on administration costs in relation to donation amounts.
CONTRIBUTE BY DIRECT CREDIT
Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Account Number: 02-0800-0733739-002
Account Name: Bright Hope World
Please include General Fund, or Project Number if you want to give to a specific project. (Please refer to Levels of Engagement.)
Please also email us and let us know about you.
Our email is .
Often people give anonymously, but if you require a receipt we need to know who you are. Please make contact with the office either by phone or email.
CONTRIBUTE WITH A CHEQUE
Make out cheque to:
Bright Hope World
Post cheque to:
Bright Hope World
PO Box 8928
CONTRIBUTE ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD
You can make an immediate donation to Bright Hope World by selecting one of the 'DONATE' buttons on the Contribute page.
Transactions are undertaken via PayPal and are absolutely secure.
Donations over NZ$5 are tax deductable and a receipt will be sent to you at the end of the tax year. If you require an immediate receipt, please notify us via the message facility when you make your payment.
One of our greatest needs at Bright Hope World is for people to tell the stories of our partners.
Whether it is at your workplace, church or other organisational gathering, we would love to support you to tell the stories of the fantastic people around the world that we are partnering with.
You can find our more about the partnerships shown in the presentation below:
T Raja and the Home of Hope, India - click here
ITDP Coffee Growers, Thailand - click here
Kitchen Garden Loans, Zambia - click here
DBI Sewing Centre, India - click here
We also have a Youtube channel where you can find all our videos - here
If there'a anything we can do to help you tell the stories of our partners, or undertake fundraising activities for partnerships, please let us know!
Creative Advocacy and Fundraising
Some of our supporters have come up with smart and creative ways to spread the word about Bright Hope World. Greta Greenwood of Nelson holds an annual summer banquet and takes the opportunity to promote Bright Hope World partners. Greta's story is below:
How do you support Bright Hope?
I run a home group of mums that meets weekly through St Barnabas Church, in Stoke near Nelson. In the summer we put on a Banquet and invite our friends and people from the community to buy a ticket and come for an evening of live music and a three-course meal under the stars. This year we had a silent art auction that ran through the evening as well.
What gave you the idea?
We as mums sometimes felt that our world was pretty small - children and work and house and busyness and we wanted to do something to make a difference. As a group we approach our contacts (friends and family) and local businesses and ask them to donate goods. We have no costs! This year the garden venue was donated (worth $600) and each year the marquee is gifted and erected (at least $1,000 worth). All produce and meat by local stores and supermarkets is donated then we cook the menu. This year we also approached local artists to donate works which were auctioned off on the night. It is quite a feat and a major day as we cater for about 90 people. This year the youth group helped serve on the night.
Who have you helped support so far?
We like to support specific projects so on the night and when we sell tickets we can give as much info about where the money is going. We have shown video clips and we give a small talk about the project and we have a display for people to read. We have run four so far. The first year was smaller and we were purchasing sewing machines for a project in India supporting women who wanted to work. This year we supported Bright Hope’s project for displaced orphans in Uganda. We make sure we claim the tax too and sent that refund later to the project also.
What do the people who come think?
They LOVE it and come back each year with their friends so we grow in numbers each year. People (Christian and non-Christian) love being part of something where they know where their money is going; they have a sense of ownership and often give extra when they hear about the projects. On the weekend we were having dinner with friends who came (non-Christians) and he stopped and said "You know I still think about that night in the garden and how amazing it was."
Do you enjoy doing it?
It is a lot of work but as we are a group we share out the responsibilities. But it is a great night out and very rewarding for the difference the girls know they are making but also making people aware of looking outside their worlds when they don’t regularly.
What would you say to people thinking about doing something like it?
JUST DO IT! People often think the problems are so many and too huge but when you are specific about your focus you realise that for not a lot of impact on your life you are making a huge impact on someone else's AND you get a great night out! It’s a great witness to the community too. We had articles in the papers and non-Christians wanting to be part of our group because it was obviously speaking louder than words. And a great growth curve for the group - young and old, new and mature Christians, on a spiritual level and a bonding level. It does help that we all like food and dinner parties!
We also have a number of supporters that have undertaken property development and applied a portion of the proceeds to helping our partners. Bright Hope World's Income Generation Director Jarrod Purdue talks about how he does it in the video below:
For more information please contact Fraser Scott at