Date posted: 27/03/2019 3 min read

New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards winners announced

Charity awards recognise outstanding transparency and consistency in financial reporting by charities.

In brief

  • Latest Charity Reporting Awards winners and highly commended announced
  • The awards recognise charities that have embraced reporting requirements and have innovated in the way they communicate their performance to stakeholders
  • Winners range in size from national organisations through to local ones

The winners and highly commended in the 2019 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have been announced.

The awards, organised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), recognise best practice among registered charities in adopting financial reporting standards which give greater transparency and consistency among charities.

Winners range in size from national electrical industry training organisation Electrical Training Company (ETCO) through to the Reporoa-based Empowered Learning Trust. Entries are judged on the effectiveness of their communication, their innovation, compliance with standards and overall presentation.

Peter Vial, New Zealand Country Head for CA ANZ praised the quality of award entries. He was pleased to see registered charities presenting information in ways that articulated their activities clearly and concisely.

The winner in each tier of the awards will receive $1000, while those highly commended will receive $500. The prizes are sponsored by chartered accounting firms BDO, RSM, Grant Thornton, William Buck and PKF Hamilton.

The winners

Tier 1 (Over $30m in annual expenses)

Winner - The Electrical Training Company Limited ETCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Electricians (previously ECANZ) established to provide employment and training for the electrical industry in New Zealand.

Highly Commended - New Zealand Red Cross Incorporated

Tier 2 (Between $2m and $30m in annual expenses)

Winner - Karori Sanctuary Trust Zealandia is the world's first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley's forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state.

Highly Commended - Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Tier 3 (Under $2m in annual expenses)

Winner - Bellyful New Zealand Trust Bellyful was 'born' out the desire to see families supported by their fellow community members. Bellyful cooks and delivers meals to families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness, where there is little or no family or social support.

Highly Commended - Storytime Foundation Trust Board

Tier 4 (Under $125,000 in annual operating payments)

Winner - Empowered Learning Trust The trust is run by a group of volunteers with a passion for people, the community and for education. They aim to remove barriers to learning so young people can realise their true potential early in life, and go on to make a positive contribution in the community.

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