Donate now


You can easily donate any amount by credit or debit card, one-off or regularly, annually, monthly or fortnightly – thank you, every cent helps – perhaps the price of a coffee now and then …


Become a Supporter now


We know we have many supporters of all the work we do and we’re appealing to you to formalise your support through an annual donation. Please go here to read more and to become a Supporter.


Other ways to support our penguin conservation projects

Donate when you buy a t-shirt from Tumbleweed Tees!

$5 from every sale of the tawaki adult t shirts comes to the Trust, and they support other wonderful conservation charities too!

Donate when you buy sustainable jewellery and decorations from Stone Arrow!

20% from every purchase comes to us as a donation when you put ‘bluepenguin’ in the discount box at the checkout!

Donate by Payroll Giving

If your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, this is a wonderful way to donate as you receive one third of every donation back as a tax credit. The advice from the IRD is to give your employer:

  • the West Coast Penguin Trust’s name
  • amount of the donation you want to make
  • pay period, or periods, when you want the donation to be made
  • the Trust’s bank account (KiwiBank Acc No: 38–9011–0518009–00) or postal address (231 Revell Street, Hokitika 7810)

Leave a Gift in your Will

A gift in your will can help future generations of the Nationally Endangered Fiordland crested penguin, Declining populations of blue penguin and our precious Westland petrel to survive and thrive in their natural West Coast habitat.

Thank you for considering such a valuable and valued bequest. 

We have put more information into this one page document: Leaving a Gift in your Will to the West Coast Penguin Trust and we’d be very happy to discuss such a gift with you.  Whoever you are, whatever your situation, you can help make a difference by including a gift to our charity in your will.  Your lasting legacy will help protect wildlife on the West Coast.