New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards 2020

Published 4 May 2020

The winners and highly commended in the 2020 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 meeting financial reporting standards which give greater transparency and consistency among charities.

Peter Vial, New Zealand Country Head for CA ANZ praised the calibre of award entries. In follow up conversations with the winning charities, CA ANZ noted that the qualities of transparency and excellence highlighted in the winning financial reports were also demonstrated in charities' responses to COVID-19. Vial said charities are a critical "shock absorber" when a crisis hits.

First place winners in each of the four tiers received a $1000 prize. The highly commended in each tier and the innovation prize winner received a $500 prize. The prizes are sponsored by chartered accounting firms BDO, RSM, Grant Thornton, William Buck and PKF Hamilton, and CA ANZ.

The winners

Tier 1 Winner: Comprehensive Care PHO

Comprehensive Care PHO is a community based not-for-profit Primary Health Organisation.Their purpose is to make a difference to all their people, especially vulnerable children, younger, disadvantaged, older, Māori and Pacific people, in their health and social outcomes, by being a driver of quality, innovation, connection and exciting change for healthcare in the community. Read their annual report here.(external link)

Tier 1 Highly Commended: Barnardos NZ Incorporated

Barnardos works with children, families and whānau in need. They provide a combination of social services and early childhood education to ensure that kiwis have what they need to grow up healthy, safe and happy. Read their annual report here.(external link)

Tier 2 Winner: The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ works to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific. They work to restore sight to the needlessly blind through the provision of sight-saving surgeries and treatments, and by training local eye health specialists to deliver eye care services in their own communities. Read their annual report here(external link).

Tier 2 Highly Commended: D V Bryant Trust

 D V Bryant Trust is a philanthropic trust established in 1960 in Waikato. They support community organisations that operate in the sectors associated with children, youth and education. Read their annual report here.(external link)

Tier 3 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. Read their annual report here.(external link)

Tier 3 Highly Commended: Te Hou Ora Whānau Services

Te Hou Ora was established in 1976 to support young people, whānau and the community of Ōtepoti. Since then, they have diversified and transformed to meet the growing needs of the community. They provide programmes and services to empower families and to help young people positively engage in their communities. Read their annual report here(external link).

Tier 4 Winner: The Reading Revolution

The Reading Revolution aims to facilitate meaningful social contact by providing access to great literature. They run face to face weekly shared reading groups for those who are socially isolated, such as the elderly, prisoners or rough sleepers. Read their annual report here. [PDF, 5.2 MB]

Tier 4 Highly Commended: Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga

The Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga provides a free, impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support. They ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities. Read their annual report here. [PDF, 17 MB]

Innovation Award Winner: Project Crimson

Project Crimson works with organisations, schools, iwi, communities and individuals to promote conservation and environmental education. Read their annual report here(external link).