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There are a number of ways to make a financial donation:
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As a not-for-profit we continue to rely upon the generosity of our network to help us.  In addition to grants received the financial donations enable us to work at keeping our course fees at a level that many can achieve as well as providing us with the capacity to provide financial support for men who find the course fees outside of their current financial situation.  

Any donations over $5.00 are eligible for a tax credit at the end of the financial year. For more information on how your donation can keep on giving click 

The four most common areas for donation are: 

  • GEN : for general expenses and future planning for the Trust

  • MBR : for sponsorship for men to attend the Men Being Real weekend course

  • PIF : paying it forward for future workshops

  • PATH : for support of the Pathways programme including sponsorship

You are able to make financial donations by:

 Regular Giving 

A regular donation can be set up through:

Please let us know if you have started giving on a regular basis by completing this form : Regular Giving.  This will ensure that you only receive one receipt for the year rather than a receipt for each individual donation. 

Internet Banking

To donate by Internet banking please enter the following information in your payee information fields:

  • Payee: Essentially Men Education Trust
  • Account: ASB 12 3049 0104234 00
  • Particulars: Initial & Surname
  • Code: Reference to show where you would like your donation to be used (GEN; PATH; MBR; PIF) - or the course number you are wanting to support 


Bank Links : ASB / ANZ / BNZ / SBS / TSB / Co-operative / Kiwibank / Westpac

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You can make a donation by Credit or Debit Card through PayPal. (To make regular donations through this method you will be asked by PayPal to set up an account.) 


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We are excited to announce that Essentially Men Education Trust has partnered with TaxGift, which allows you to amplify your donation by up to 48% at no cost to you through TaxGifting your tax credit. It is the easiest fundraising ever: it takes less than a minute to register. 











How do you opt-in?

To opt-in TaxGift your tax credits on all of your donations to us for this tax year and going forward, simply click on the button below, fill in a few details and let the experts at TaxGift sort the rest out with the Inland Revenue. It’s completely free for you to use and only takes around sixty seconds to do: you will need your IRD number. Please note that once you have signed up, you will not be able to claim this tax credit for yourself. 


What’s more, you can help even further: if you haven’t claimed your tax credit on donations to us in the past four years, simply tick the box on the form regarding the past four year’s donations and the team at TaxGift will claim them as a further gift to us. This is a really powerful way to help put those unclaimed credits to good use and support the school.

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