Donations for the Whakaari/White Island tragedy

From Wednesday 18 December 2019, Eastern Bay Community Foundation is accepting donations for the New Zealand-based victims of the Whakaari/White Island tragedy.

How to make a donation

There are several ways Kiwis can make donations to the Whakaari Fund:

  • By visiting any Kiwibank branch and making a deposit to the Kiwibank Eastern Bay Community Foundation – Whakaari/White Island Fund
  • Making a payment via internet banking by searching EBC Foundation Whakaari White Island Fund
  • Making payment directly to:
    • Kiwibank Account Number: 38 9012 0849993 00
    • Name: Eastern Bay Community Foundation
    • Reference: Whakaari Fund


If you're visiting a Kiwibank branch and would like a tax-deductible receipt for tax purposes, you can be issued with a bank receipt. You'll then need to email or post the bank receipt with your name, address, postal code and phone number to:

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