Computers For Special Needs Trust

We promote and support the use of computer technology to assist people with special needs

Support CSN

There are several ways people can support the work of the Computers for Special Needs Trust...

Equipment Donations
We gratefully accept donations of new and used computer equipment for our Computer Loan Scheme. Please remember that we are not a recycling or reclamation depot, so we can only use relatively modern computers that are in good working condition.  Up to about 5 years old is a good guideline and sorry, we no longer use CRT monitors.  Businesses that are updating their computer systems might like to consider donating their old PCs.  If you have equipment that you think we might be able to use, please contact us.

If you live in Christchurch you might like to be a volunteer for Computers for Special Needs activities.  You could be involved in helping at Barrier Free sessions, or refurbishing used computers for issue through the Computer Loan Scheme.  There are also opportunities to provide support to people who have loan computers.  If you think you have the necessary skills, why not contact us?

Monetary Donations
The Computers for Special Needs Trust is a registered charity and has Donee Status for tax benefits in New Zealand.  So if you are looking for a worthwhile cause to support, you might like to consider Computers for Special Needs. All money goes directly to the trust and is spent within New Zealand.  Receipts for tax purposes are issued for all donations over $5.00  To find out more about how to give please contact us.

Tell People About Us
Our best advertising comes through word of mouth, so please tell people about the activities of the Computers for Special Needs Trust.  Also, if you have a relevant website, a link to our website would be much appreciated.

The support of the following organisations is very much appreciated:


  • The Community Trust (Canterbury)
  • Mainland Trust
  • Microsoft Software Donation Program
  • NZ Lotteries Board
  • Community Organisations Grants Scheme (COGS)
  • Tertiary Education Commission
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Canterbury DHB
  • NZ Spinal Trust