Different ways you can give dana


1 • Make an immediate donation by debit or credit card

Whatever country you are in, you can support the general fund or a teacher’s visit through Givealittle’s secure servers by clicking on DONATE above.

Click on one of the images on the right to make a secure online donation to support a particular teacher.

You will receive a New Zealand tax receipt from Givealittle.


2 • Internet banking

If you’re in New Zealand, it is simple to make a direct credit / online transfer (e.g. via internet banking) directly into the Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust account.

The general fund account number is 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 00
Separate accounts have been set up for:
Stephen & Martine Batchelor 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 01
Recollective awareness teachers 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 02
One Mindful Breath 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 03
Insight dialogue teachers 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 04
Winton Higgins 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 05
Linda Modaro 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 06
The Tuwhiri Project 38 – 9019 – 0064662 – 07

Or go into any bank branch to make a donation into one of the above accounts. Then please email our administrator Karen Kopp letting her know how much you’ve given, and the account into which you made the payment.

If you are outside New Zealand wanting to make an international bank payment please email our administrator Karen Kopp for the information as to how to do this.

Receipts for tax purposes are sent out in January, April, July and October each year.

3 • Sending your donation by post

Make your cheque or money order payable to ‘Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust Board’ and mail it to:

ABET, PO Box 6626, Marion Square, Wellington 6141, Aotearoa New Zealand

Let us know which kete(s) you would like your contribution to go into.

From overseas please send an international money order or a bank cheque in New Zealand dollars rather than a personal cheque.

Receipts for tax purposes are sent out in April each year.


4 • Donate regularly

By automatic payment

Set up an automatic payment from your bank account through online banking. Each year in April, remind us to send you a tax-deductible receipt for the total amount given during the previous year.

By Payroll Giving

If you work in New Zealand, set up a regular donation from your salary or wages by Payroll Giving. The IRD will refund the tax component of your donation so that for each $1 you donate each pay period, the income tax you will be paying will go down by $0.33. To do this, download this form, complete it and give it to the people who deal with your wages.

If you wish to pay regularly by credit card, get in touch with us for details of how this can be done.


5 • Leave a bequest

After providing for your whanau, your family and friends, you may choose to support Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust with a gift in your will. This gift can take the form of the residue of the estate, a percentage of the estate, a specific amount of money, a life insurance or superannuation policy, or property such as your home, works of art, jewellery or shares.

Suggested bequest wording

I give (item or $_________________) to the Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust for its general purposes and I DECLARE that the receipt of a trustee of the nominated beneficiary will be a full discharge for my trustees who will not be bound to see its application.

Getting a receipt

New Zealand residents who make donations to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust may be entitled to claim an income tax rebate. Companies which make donations to the Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust may be entitled to a deduction for income tax purposes.

The amount and eligibility to claim a rebate or deduction will depend on certain criteria being satisfied.

If you give more than $5, are a New Zealand taxpayer and you would like us to send you a tax-deductible receipt for your donation, make sure we have your email or postal address.

Legal matters

Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 number 2275853, has the IRD number 102-752-619 and is registered under the Charities Act 2005 as charitable entity number CC40378, which means it is approved as a legal charity and donee organisation under the following revenue acts:

    • Section CB 4(1)C, Income Tax Act 1994
  • Section 73(1) Estate and Gift Duties Act 1968