Support WORD


We Need Your Support

WORD Christchurch is a charitable trust and relies on a huge amount of support to keep bringing outstanding events to the community and to keep ticket prices affordable. 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 get to have a say in the festival, and receive special newsletters that go deep into what the world of literature has to offer.

To make a tax-deductible one-off or monthly donation, please fill in the donation box.

Become a Patron or Supporter

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

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including invitations to exclusive launches and discounted tickets to events with different levels to suit a range of wallets.

Payment Options

To become a patron or supporter:

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.• Invitation to the WORD Gala • Recognition as a Gold Patron in the festival programme and on the WORD Christchurch website
Supporter, Patron and Gold Patron 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


Credit Card: Click on the sign up as a supporter button and fill in the form.  Come back here to this page, Click on the green donation box and enter the Membership Level amount on the Custom Amount field, then proceed with checkout.

Internet Banking: Click on the sign up as a supporter button, fill in the form and pay by internet banking (WORD Christchurch bank details are on the form).

For more information, please email Steph Walker on

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