How are we funded

Over a period of years, donations and fundraising activities have allowed the Epilepsy Foundation to establish a capital fund which has been invested to provide an income to assist those living with Epilepsy. This income is a small percentage of the funds required to implement programs for people living with epilepsy throughout New Zealand. To create additional funds, we have several fundraising projects being implemented.


Many people donate to the Epilepsy Foundation. These are often people who have first hand experience with epilepsy, possibly someone in their immediate family, or someone within their circle of friends living with epilepsy. All donations are gratefully received and can be offered by clicking the button below.


Funding Applications

Along with many other charities the Epilepsy Foundation also applies for funding through the conventional channels available to ‘not for profit’ organisations.


For those wanting to support people living with epilepsy and have a close affinity with the Foundation, a life long membership option is available. A membership fee of one thousand dollars insures you will be kept updated and informed of all activities via the Foundation newsletter and allows you to attend the AGM. Members are highly valued at the Foundation with many adding services in kind also in support.

Fundraising Projects

Fundraising projects for all ages of people living with epilepsy will be implemented. These activities both regional and national can be found on the projects page. Projects will be directed at various levels of society all of which will have people living with epilepsy in their age category. This will include schools, small business, corporate CBD and rest homes.


Having had a full life and knowing the vagaries of epilepsy, many people consider bequesting a portion or all of their funds, to the Foundation.  The legacy these people leave long after passing is both enduring and very reassuring to those living with epilepsy.

To receive further information in making a donation or bequest please email