Date posted: 26/01/2023 3 min read

New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards

Entries are now being invited for the 2023 annual New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards.

The New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards are presented annually by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) to recognise excellence in charity reporting and to help the sector continue to improve the quality of its reporting.

Entries are now being invited for the sixth annual awards in 2023.

Charities have been required to apply the reporting standards issued by the External Reporting Board (XRB) since 2016. These were introduced to provide greater transparency and consistency in reporting in the charities sector. 


Enter now

Want to enter your Charity for the Charity Reporting Awards? Submissions are now open and accepting entries until Tuesday 28 February 2023. Please complete the following information to be considered:

From this, we will obtain the charity’s most recent Financial Statements (for Tier 1 and 2 charities) or Performance Report (for Tier 3 and 4 charities) that has been filed on the Charities Register.

Where a charity prepares an annual report, we encourage this to include full financials and be filed on the Charities Register.

Judging criteria

For each reporting category:

  • compliance with reporting standards – 50%
  • communication effectiveness – 50%

For Sustainability Award:

Demonstrating how economic, social and environmental resources are managed to ensure a prosperous future for the charity and its stakeholders.

For Pandemic Response Award:

Demonstrating how the charity rose to the challenge and diversified and/or supported its people and the wider community.

Who can enter

It does not matter the capacity in which you are involved with a charity. Whether you are an employee, volunteer, professional advisor, donor or funder, you can put forward a charity you believe ought to be recognised.


Prizes will be awarded to the winner and highly commended in each of the three reporting categories plus the Sustainability Award. One prize will also be awarded to the overall winner of the Pandemic Response Award.

We will notify winners by Friday 5 May 2023.

For more information

Please contact: Maike Scherer

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