Charities Act review – submission and template

May 6, 2019

We have submitted Philanthropy New Zealand’s submission on the Review of the Charities Act 2005 to the Department of Internal Affairs. You can find our submission here.  Thank you to everyone who provided input into the development of this submission.

We have also written a template submission for you to download, use and adapt should you wish to support the key points that we will be raising in our submission.

The more voices on the key issues, the better. Our collective voice will then have a bigger impact on Government decision makers.  Even if you don’t put in a submission, just sending a letter stating that you support Philanthropy New Zealand’s submission (or another organisation’s) will give our submission more weight, and is more likely to result in changes that the sector are happy with.

A special thank you to the Combined Community Trusts of New Zealand for providing funding to Philanthropy New Zealand to develop this submission. We’d also like to acknowledge the work of Sue Barker and Dave Henderson as their analysis of the issues and advice made the development of our submission much easier.