Ako has been set up as a social enterprise (we are in the process of getting charitable status), with any profits being invested back into the school, to offer scholarships and eventually acquire our own site. We only receive $1000 per child annually of government funding, nor do we have private investors.

We have had to set up Ako as a private school and it costs us around $14,000 annually per child to run the school - clearly a sum that is out of reach for the average Kiwi family.

Your generous donation (big or small) will contribute to our scholarship fund and is a powerful way to directly increase the accessibility of our school to families that would not otherwise be able to afford the fees. You might also consider buying some of our great resources such as the Play-based Learning Guide or an Ako T-Shirt or consider becoming a monthly donor.

Visit our Give-a-little page or get in touch to discuss a possible donation, please contact us at admin@akospace.com


Bank Transfer:

Ako Space Ltd 12-3484-0020043-50.

Please use your last and first name as a reference. We can issue a receipt on request by emailing us at admin@akospace.com. But note that we not a registered charity yet so you won’t be able to claim any tax back.



Please post your cheque to Ako Space, c/- 2 Miri Road, Rothesay Bay, Auckland 0630.

Include your name, email and postal address so we can send you a receipt.


Become a Monthly Donor

Receiving your donation every month means that not only can we provide scholarships to families that need help today, but will also allow us to offer scholarships in years to come. Please set up an AP through internet banking as per the bank transfer details above4