Baby steps now: a leg up later

Support a child in your life and the future of Whānau Āwhina Plunket by starting a Kids Account today.

Invest in them early

Whānau Āwhina Plunket and Sharesies are creating the next financially empowered generation—right from the start.

Create a Kids Account using your unique promo code to get an investing kickstart to their account, and we’ll donate the same amount to Plunket.

Investing $25 a week—start early or start late?

By starting sooner, your investment for your tamariki can have a lifetime to grow. From first car to future home—little by little, it all adds up.

Hypothetical based on a $25 a week contribution with a 5% annual return. Graph and projections are for example purposes only—they don’t show market volatility and shouldn’t be relied upon.

Let’s get started

To start a Kids Account, you’ll need to have an adult’s Sharesies account to link the Kids Account to. You don’t need to be the child’s parent or caregiver.

  1. Get their details ready

    You’ll need some info about them—including their ID and IRD number.

  2. Open Sharesies

    Go to Settings > Create a Kids Account

  3. Grab your unique promo code

    Enter this when prompted to ensure you get the money in the kid’s Wallet to invest, and your donation goes to Whānau Āwhina Plunket.

How it works

  • You can open a Kids Account for anyone under 18 years old. You don't need to be their parent or caregiver.

  • By opening a Kids Account, you become a ‘trustee’ of the Kids Account. You’ll manage the Kids Account, and any activity must be for the kid’s benefit only.

  • When the kid is old enough (25 by default, or from 18 if you choose), they can request to take control of their Portfolio.

For more info on creating and managing a Kids Account, check out our help centre.

We can’t thank you enough

Thanks to your generosity, Sharesies and Whānau Āwhina Plunket can realise a shared vision for supporting the wellbeing of tamariki for years to come.