At ChildFund New Zealand, we are committed to helping children and youth thrive. That's why we take measuring our results so seriously. It's important that we let our supporters know how their donations have made a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families in the communities where we work.
Thanks to the support of our donors, we are improving access to healthcare, water and sanitation, and education, and also by supporting families and creating safer neighbourhoods. We know that lasting change takes time. That’s why we are so excited to celebrate these milestones and to watch as our work continues to benefit children, for good.
Accountability for results is a key driver for the leaders at ChildFund New Zealand. The days of traditional charity handouts are over and it is now time to diligently measure our results and take responsibility for the work that is being done in communities around the world.
One important way this is being done is through the creation of Road Maps. This exercise has brought our community development plans to the next level, and has really challenged the local organisations we partner with to think critically about the work that’s being done to help children and youth thrive.
Our 2018 Financials
The information in this figure has been extracted and summarised from the 2018 audited accounts of Childfund New Zealand Limited, which has been audited by KPMG Chartered Accountants. The full statements can be viewed upon request to ChildFund New Zealand.
Because of you, children thrive!
It shouldn’t come as a surprise: children are some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Nowhere is this more clear than in poor communities, where violence, exploitation and lack of access to basic resources can negatively impact the lives of children, now and far into the future.
In the past year, 13,998 sponsored children have seen life-changing improvements in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation, child protection and income generation, thanks to the support of New Zealanders.
This world map showcases the communities where our donors support children and youth. We’ve included some incredible results from the past year and have highlighted a few of the dedicated communities where we work to give you an in-depth look at how your donations have been helping children, youth and their families to thrive around the world.
We are inspired to see all of the remarkable changes that are taking place—thanks to your valuable support—and we believe you will be too. On behalf of the children, youth and families you are supporting around the world, thank you!
Your impact, 2018:
Making sure every dollar works for children
ChildFund New Zealand’s international development programmes are funded through several income streams including child sponsorship, regular giving such as Child Essentials, public appeals, New Zealand Aid Programme grants, donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and bequests.
Each year ChildFund New Zealand is audited by a well-known and reputable accounting firm, KPMG. You can view our Annual Report or request a full statement of our financial accounts by contacting us.
ChildFund New Zealand is registered by the New Zealand Government’s Department of Internal Affairs - Charities (formerly Charities Commission) as a charitable entity and all donations are tax deductible. The New Zealand Government uses ChildFund to deliver vital aid projects as part of the country’s international aid programme.
ChildFund New Zealand is a member of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID) and a signatory to the CID Code of Ethics, ensuring high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management.
ChildFund New Zealand measures the effectiveness of our work through ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reflection with our partners and our communities to ensure that your support makes the biggest impact possible. To ensure projects are progressing as planned, we have an internal project monitoring team, who are in regular contact with staff on the ground. We receive formal quarterly reports and visit key projects at least once a year.
ChildFund employs strong fiscal controls that are embedded in its policies and procedures and throughout its payment processes. We also have anti-fraud strategies, including a whistle-blowing policy that allows any individual to report a potential problem.
Do you have a complaint?
ChildFund is always open to receiving complaints about our own organisation, the way we work, or our programmes and partners. We have good policies and processes for handling complaints that will ensure you are not identified, if you do not wish to be. Lodge a complaint by contacting us directly on 0800 808 822 or alternatively lodge a complaint with The Council for International Development by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.