Inspiring Stories is building a movement of young New Zealanders who can, and will change the world. You can be part of it.


Why do you exist?

We live in a world with big problems that need solving – social, environmental, economic. More than ever we need to be supporting our young people to explore these issues, to dream, to step up and to play a critical role in creating solutions. Our vision is to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.


What do you do?

We've worked with more than 6,000 young New Zealanders to make a difference – for their communities, our nation and beyond. From leading volunteer movements to advocating for gender equality; working to cure treatable blindness to providing opportunities for young people in our most marginalised and vulnerable communities.

We've built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships that work to increase the visibility, capability and confidence of young New Zealanders. Our programmes include the flagship national event – Festival for the Future; the accelerator programme Live the Dream, developing young social entrepreneurs and their ventures; Future Leaders, backing young people in rural and provincial New Zealand to make a difference in their own backyard; and the national film competition Making a Difference.


How can we help?

Your donations help us expand our programmes to reach and support more young New Zealanders to make a difference. You'll directly support:

  • Scholarships for young people from marginalised communities to have the experience of a lifetime at Festival for the Future.
  • Young people from rural and provincial New Zealand to participate in the Future Leaders programme, to develop their social entrepreneurship and leadership capability.
  • Young people to participate in Live the Dream and access coaches and mentors to develop their ideas for a better world.

Stories from Inspiring Stories.

Wanna support Inspiring Stories?

You can support them with 1% of your income through One Percent Collective.