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Purposes beneficial to the community/Nga take whai hua mō te hapori
Here are some examples of wording used by charitable organisations to show how they fit within the "beneficial to the community" charitable purpose.
You should also read Charities Services information about Charitable purpose and your rules.
To be charitable under this category, the organisation's purpose must be:
Not all organisations that have purposes that benefit the community will be charitable. The purposes must benefit the community in a way which the law regards as charitable.
The Statute of Elizabeth (otherwise known as the Charitable Uses Act 1601) was passed in England to protect and prevent the misuse of charitable funds.
The preamble to the statute contained the following list of purposes considered charitable at that time:
Over the years, courts have recognised many new charitable purposes that are very similar to those categorised in 1601, acknowledging that what is accepted as a "charitable purpose" must change to reflect current social and economic circumstances.
The courts have considered whether:
Here are some examples of wording used by charitable organisations to show how they fit with the "beneficial to the community" charitable purpose:
To be beneficial to the community
by organising or participating in environmental projects designed to:
preserve and protect flora and fauna
preserve, protect and restore rivers, or
improve the urban environment