Victim Support | Helping us- Frequently asked questions
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Helping us – frequently asked questions

Is Victim Support a registered charity?

Yes, Victim Support is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Services – CC26219, making all donations of $5 and over tax deductible.

Who does Victim Support help?

Victim Support helps New Zealanders aged 18 years and over who have been the victim of serious crime and trauma regain control of their lives.

Where does Victim Support work?

We support people at any time of the day or night, no matter where they live in New Zealand including the Chatham Islands.

What does my donation gift fund?

It is widely accepted that victims of crime or trauma who are not provided adequate support in the immediate aftermath are at greater risk of experiencing things such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and repeat victimisation.

Direct service delivery to victims is primarily delivered by our volunteer Support Workers, who are managed and supervised by paid staff coordinators.

Having a well-trained, passionate and committed workforce delivering a high quality service to anyone who needs us any time of day and in any location is at the heart of our work.

We recruit, train and supervise front line volunteers who deliver direct support in the victims’ home, at police stations, at the scene of an incident, in court, and in the community.

Your donation helps Victim Support provide the very best, quality care to support victims and their families ensuring communities remain strong.


Can I claim a tax rebate / credit on my donations?

Yes, we will give you a tax receipt each time you donate to victim Support as long as your donation gift is $5 or more.

If you are a regular monthly giver, we will give you a tax receipt in April.  This receipt will list all your donations made within the tax year so you can claim of tax rebate of 33.3 per cent.

If you donate through your workplace payroll giving scheme, your rebate is made immediately and so you are not eligible to claim again.