Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai Charities Services remain contactable, with staff working safely from home. Their preferred method of contact is via email: info@charities.govt.nz.

Charities Services understands that some charities may not be able to file their annual return on time due to COVID-19. In these instances they will not take action on late returns during the lock down period, but do request that they be kept informed as to how much of an extension is likely to be required.

The government’s relief package to provide assistance to those affected by COVID-19 also extends to registered charities so visit the Work and Income website for full details.

Charities Services have shared additional information specific to charities based on the many questions they have received over the past few weeks – read it here.