Navigating the peculiarities of the charitable and not-for-profit sector

Charities & Non-Profit Organisations 

We regularly guide our clients through the unique requirements of the charitable and non-profit sectors. Here at GQ we are community people, and our culture is deeply rooted in giving back. Our people are known to contribute significantly to the Taranaki community. We support everything from governance boards, Not-For-Profit’s, youth schemes, community initiatives, to sporting groups and schools.



  • Advice on governance structures and the operation of charities.
  • Requirements to form a charitable trust
  • Advice on requirements of the Charities Act 2005
  • Incorporation under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957
  • Trust Deeds, Rules & Constitution
  • Charitable donee status
  • Possible exemptions from income tax
  • Compliance obligations
  • Contract reviews


Beatrice Chamberlain

Senior Associate

Catherine Grogan


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