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Curtain Bank

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Curtain Bank

The Habitat Curtain Bank provides low income Auckland individuals and whanau with free curtains for their home.

Research shows that well fitted curtains are effective at reducing heat loss.  This not only helps keep a home warm and healthy, but also greatly helps with reducing energy bills. Many families, particularly living in rental properties cannot afford to buy good quality curtains. The Habitat Curtain Bank exists to help support these families.

Since its inception, the Curtain Bank has cut, sewn and re-purposed thousands of curtains enabling hundreds of families to live in warmer and healthier homes.

Click here to download the Curtain Bank referral form

Click here to download the Curtain Measurement Instructions

Click here to download tips on How to Look After Your Curtains



We support families/whanau who are low-income (who have a community services card) and are struggling to keep the cold out by giving pre-loved curtains that are best fit for their home. These are double-lined and full length where possible.

Simply fill out the referral form and write in all your details, ensuring the correct measurements are against each room.

Once a referral has been received, and the curtains are ready, whanau can pick their curtains up from 8 Ormiston Road, Otara.

Agency Referrals


Social workers and agencies working with low-income family/whanau can refer forward for curtains. If you are an agency, please contact us.

Phone: 0800 422 4828

Healthy Homes Initiative


We work with whanau to improve housing conditions, improve health and reduce hospital admissions. Our team will provide up to 14 custom-made double lined, full length curtains and rails for whanau referred through our HHI providers.

For more information on services in the Counties Manukau regions see AWHI Healthy Homes Initiative

For more information on services in Central Auckland, West Auckland and the North Shore see Noho Āhuru – Healthy Homes

Donate your quality used curtains 

Habitat Curtain Bank upcycles good quality curtains and fabric material donated by the public and businesses to suit the specific needs of each home. 

We take:
Good quality, mould-free curtains
Fabric rolls or large offcuts of fabric
Clean netting curtains 

We are unable to take:
• Dirty or mouldy curtains

Curtain tracks
Curtain rods or brackets
Any type of blinds

Creating warmer homes through Habitat’s Curtain Bank

Since its inception, the Habitat Curtain Bank has cut, sewn and re-purposed thousands
of curtains enabling hundreds of families to live in warmer and healthier homes.

Curtain Bank provides homes with warmth thanks to Starship Foundation and Mercury

Habitat for Humanity Northern’s Curtain Bank service was featured on Newshub highlighting our partnership with Starship Foundation and Mercury.

Curtains Making a Difference

Since having the curtains installed this
has been the easiest winter my son has faced.
He has had so much respite and enjoyed being a child.”

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