My name is Dominic. You don’t know me, but my father-in-law, Peter was diagnosed with MND in April 2018 and passed away early September. Peter and Helen received wonderful help from your organisation, even with the speed of Peter’s decline, you gave great comfort to their situation.”

“My wife Catherine and I would like to contribute to MND by changing our power provider to Community Power who are a Tier One electricity provider (meaning that they are fully regulated and hold the same status as the big power companies. In doing so, for every kilowatt hour that we use 1c will go towards MND, and will remain an ongoing commitment from our monthly electricity bill. We’d like to contribute to MND. Community Power gives us a vehicle to do this”

“We have now been with Community Power since Sept 2018. When we joined Community Power we were given a lower rate for our electricity and we have saved $213.17 to date with Community Power. Then the donation to MND of 1c for every kilowatt we have used has been $124.94.” I highly recommend Community Power to anyone who would like to donate to MND without it costing them anything more than they are already spending today, to support the wonderful work MND do in supporting our loved ones. Like me they may even get to pay less for their electricity as well.” Dominic Bish.


MND New Zealand supports people living with motor neurone disease, their carers, families and whanau to enable them to have the best quality of life possible. We help people with MND access the full range of medical expertise and equipment they need, and we provide practical, emotional and social support. We advocate for, educate and provide up-to-date information for people with MND and their whanau as well as the health professionals working with them. MND New Zealand has a small National Office based in Auckland and eight Support Team Members located nationwide.


MND New Zealand is a charity that receives less than 7% percent of its funding from the government. To continue providing our vital support services, we are almost entirely reliant on the generosity of the public. Each year we need to raise over $1 million. Without this income, it is impossible for us to continue. We rely on generous donations from individuals, community groups, and businesses across New Zealand, many of whom hold events and take on challenges to raise funds.

COVID-19 has already forced us to cancel several planned fundraising events, and we estimate that $30,000 of expected income has already been lost. As more and more of these events are cancelled, we expect further, potentially devastating losses in income


A Powerful Way to Help MND – at no cost to you

MND has partnered with Community Power, now like Dominic, you can donate to and support us without it costing you a cent a cent! You may even save some money yourself.


Here’s how it works

We all have to buy our electricity from somewhere right? Well now when you buy it from Community Power you get to donate a share of the profits they make from your account to MND.

You pay the same rates you pay now, or less, so like Dominic you may save some money yourself and the donation to us won’t cost you a cent. And the best part is your donation is ongoing, its not just a one-off.

Just 300 more “Dominic’s” would raise approx $30,000 a year for MDN, and this money would be ongoing every year, its not just a one off so you would be helping to create ongoing funding for MND.


Request a quote, it’s easy and free!

Simply click here to  Request a quote  we will analyse your bill and let you know how much your donation would be and if there are any savings for you as well. Please have a recent electricity bill ready to attach.

It only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Then if you like what Community Power has to offer, just say “yes please switch me to Community Power”, and they’ll do the rest. It really is this easy. How you receive and use your electricity won’t change, only now you will be contributing to funding MND whenever you use electricity in your home or business. Yes, Community Power can create funding for from business accounts too!

Thank you for your support

Carl Sunderland, CEO MND New Zealand.


To find out more about MND


Frequently asked questions and answers if I switch my electrcity supply to Community Power to help raise funds for MND:

  • I currently receive a prompt payment discount, will I still receive this? Yes
  • I receive a network company dividend, will I still receive this? Yes. The network dividend comes to you from the Network company regardless of which retailer you are with, with one exception, that is if you are a Trustpower customer in the Tauranga area, but we may still be able to help you if you live in Tauranga by giving you lower rates than Trustpower.
  • Will my power be interrupted if I switch to you? No, your electricity is never disconnected when switching between retailers.
  • Isn’t switching really hard? No, once you say “Yes please switch me” we’ll do the rest. All you need to do is provide us with a few details to set up your account.
  • Where do you get your electricity from, do you burn coal? Great question! We are very fortunate that in New Zealand, approx 85% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources including Hydro, Geothermal and Wind. Transpower manages the national grid and purchases electricity from the generators throughout the country according to the demand from consumers and the availability of water throughout New Zealand’s Hydro storage system.

When Hydro storage is low other forms of generation are brought on stream to meet the demand to keep the lights on. Retailers don’t manage the source of electricity generation and nor can we guarantee to you where the electricity you use is generated from. What retailers can say is that most of the electricity you will use comes from renewable sources, its the same for all retailers.

Have any other questions…email us at:


About Community Power:

Community Power is a Social Enterprise company that shares its profits with the community.

Our aim is to improve the lives of real people in our communities by giving you the opportunity to donate and help others from money you are already spending, without it costing you anymore than you are already paying. You may even pay less and save some money yourself.

We do this by being an approved, electricity retailer, able to supply electricity to households and businesses throughout New Zealand. Yes just like the big power companies, but without the expensive overheads. We use these savings together with lower profit margins for our shareholders, to enable you to share the profits we make from your account with your community.

Simply switch your electricity to Community Power and your donation to MND right away. You won’t pay any more and like Dominic you may even get to pay less. Join us and join the social enterprise and sharing economy sweeping the globe.

Community Power is a division of Plus Energy Limited, is 100% New Zealand owned and operates from Auckland, New Zealand.


To start donating at no cost to you:

Simply request a free, no obligation quote.

You can do this online now by clicking here    Request a quote   and attaching a recent bill.

Or you can email a copy of a recent bill to