At Simplicity, we believe in giving back, something the financial services industry isn't famous for. From day 1, we've given 15% of our fees to the Simplicity Charitable Trust. In consultation with our members the Trust decides which charities receive support. Our guidelines are below.
The Simplicity Charitable Trust supports activities that benefit New Zealanders, and NZ natural resources, at risk.
Proposals focused on youth, environment and climate change, education and financial literacy, and homelessness are more likely to receive support. These are our priority areas, as identified by Simplicity members.
Overseas organisations and projects are ineligible.
All enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Simplicity Charitable Trust enquiry'. Please be patient - our Trust operates via volunteers %)
Our trustees will review all enquiries. Those chosen to move forward will be invited to submit a formal application.
We focus on causes that matter to our members.
Planting trees is a simple and effective way to mitigate climate change, reforest New Zealand and enhance native wildlife habitats.
In 2020 we committed to planting a native tree for every Simplicity member. To date we have planted over 45,000 trees around New Zealand, with the help of Trees that Count. With Simplicity growing fast, the target is always moving, but we hope to reach 60,000 trees later this year.
The more members we have, the more trees we can plant. Simple %)