Support WORD

Help us keep WORD wonderful

WORD Christchurch is a charitable trust and relies on a huge amount of support & aroha to keep bringing storytelling and ideas to as many people in the community as we can. We love what we do, and we’d love to give you the opportunity to help.

By supporting WORD you are part of the WORD Christchurch team and can enjoy the buzz of helping to stage events that make Christchurch a dynamic place to live.

Make a Donation

Every little bit helps! We welcome one-off or ongoing donations. All of our contributors come inside the festival whanau, and receive special newsletters that go deep into what the WORD world looks like. To make a tax-deductible one-off or monthly donation, please fill in the donation box on this page.

Join WORD’s A-team

If you would like to go deeper with WORD Christchurch, please join us as a patron or supporter.

Patrons and supporters help us to:

* Make the city buzz!

* Support and nurture writers, thinkers, local communities and local businesses

* Bring free and affordable family events to the city

* Offer free events for schools that foster a love of books, ideas and performance in young people

* Provide a platform to discuss urgent global issues, and help create a kinder, more well-informed community

To become a patron or supporter, first choose your level of support!

• Special discounted pricing for all event bookings
• Invitation to the launch of the WORD Christchurch Festival programme
• Invitation to launches and selected events during the year
• Recognition as a Supporter in the festival programme and on the WORD Christchurch website

PATRON: $450
Supporter advantages plus:
• Invitation to the Welcome to the Writers party.
• Recognition as a Patron in the festival programme and on the WORD Christchurch website

Supporter and Patron Advantages plus:
• Personal ticket booking service for all WORD events, including the festival
• Reserved seating for all WORD events, including the festival.
• Recognition as a Gold Patron in the festival programme and on the WORD Christchurch website

All of the above advantages plus:
•2 passes for all WORD Festival sessions (except workshops and catered sessions which will be at a discounted rate)
• Recognition as a Platinum Patron in the festival programme

Click here to sign up!

It’s as easy as that. If you would prefer to fill in a form, please click here.

For more information, please email Steph Walker on

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