About Us  

Tui Trust funds projects that significantly improve educational, environmental, social and cultural development outcomes for children. Our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan is now available, click here to view

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 Est. 2003 


We aim to interrupt the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage ensuring all children have access to quality education and opportunities. Tui Trust was founded in 2003 by Tania Simpson, retired Director of Kowhai Consulting Ltd.

 How you can help 


Tui Trust is supported by grants, community sponsorship, individual sponsors, volunteers, the sale of books we have published, fundraisers events and other Tui Trust products.


You could sponsor a childs education pathway, donate electronics i.e. chromebooks or make a monetary donation. Tui Trust is a registered charity and any donation you make is tax deductible.


If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer we have a number of projects on the go where volunteering would benefit both of us. We are supportive of all our volunteers and offer opportunities to grow and learn. Our volunteers positions would suit people interested in childhood education and supporting children and whanau with high needs. If you would like more information please email tuitrust@hotmail.com for our latest volunteer positions.




If you would like to help us continue our work in the community please email us at  tuitrust@hotmail.com for our account number or donate directly to our give-a-little campaign.


  Our Services  


This project supports initiatives that remove barriers that prevent children being able to access to education.

We support:

  • Child Sponsorship - contribute to the cost of a child's education including i.e. transportation, clothing and uniforms, shoes, lunches, chromebooks or other learning devices

  • That the child's specialist and disability needs are met.

School Start First Impressions

A collaboration with School Start First Impressions this project supports children turning five by purchasing their uniform, stationery, fund school fees and provide items for a birthday party for families suffering financial hardship.

In October 2021 Tui Trust and SSFI announced their SSFI North Waikato collaboration. More information here

Thank you to our sponsors 2021 !



Some families are unable to access the 20 hours free offered by the Ministry of Education. In these circumstances we contribute to the cost of a child's fees so they can attend early childhood education. If you would like to sponsor a child please email Lee tuitrust@hotmail.com for the Tui Trust bank account details. If you would like to refer a child or know whanau who need support please contact us.


To view our Tui Trust Annual Report 2021 click here