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Can we ask for more than $10,000?

If you are requesting a grant of more than $10,000 , your organisation must be a ‘legal entity’.

Our online system will not accept a request for more than $10,000 unless the ‘legal entity status’ section of the organisation profile has been completed.

What is a legal entity?

A legal entity is an organisation that has its own legal identity, separate from its members.

Legal entity status includes:

  • incorporated societies
  • trusts registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957
  • companies with charitable purposes
  • local authorities
  • school boards of trustees
  • Māori trust boards. 

Being registered with Charities Services does not make an organisation a legal entity.