The Butterfly Trust is an umbrella organisation supporting indigenous initiatives in health and education


We are a New Zealand registered charity which works primarily in Vanuatu.

We listen to what Ni-Vanuatu (the people of Vanuatu) want, and then assist when asked with resourcing, administration, and monitoring and evaluation. 

We work from the national level to the grassroots village level, ensuring that all the projects we support fit within the strategic plans of the Vanuatu government.

While most of the projects we support concentrate on long-term improvements to health and education, we also assist with disaster relief when necessary. 

Go to Our Communities to see the inspiring work the Ni-Vanuatu are doing in association with the Trust.

Go to Newsletters to see an historical record of our work.

If you would like to assist in any way, go to Get Involved.


News Updates

On Sunday 7 February 2021 Auckland City Football Club played a top of the table Premiership match against Team Wellington at ACFC’s home ground at Kiwitea St in Auckland. The match was also a competition for the Charity Cup. ACFC invited the Butterfly Trust to be a part of the day to help raise awareness and funds concerning the Trust’s work in Vanuatu. It was a very successful and enjoyable day.

The Harrogate Fire Ants Rugby League Club from Harrogate, Yorkshire in England, has teamed up with the Butterfly Trust to raise funds to help with the Trust’s programmes in Vanuatu. The Fire Ants are one of only two rugby league clubs in the world to have “Fire Ants” as their name. The other is in Port Vila. Welcome aboard, Stuart and your teams! (January 2021.)


Kastom dancers

Village sunrise