3.1 The purposes of the Society are to:
The Society is established and maintained exclusively for charitable purposes
(including any purposes ancillary to those charitable purposes), namely:
a) To promote, foster and, encourage and provide facilities and carry out all
activities related to amateur theatre for the benefit of the community,
principally, but not exclusively in the area known as Christchurch Bays.
b) To advance education in the community by providing assistance in the
development of interested parties including children in theatre and
c) To build a sense of belonging in the community and promote social
cohesion and opportunities to be actively involved in the provision of
performing arts for the purposes of fundraising in the community.
d) To make available within Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre a staged theatre
with a high standard of facilities for the benefit of the community of performing arts.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)
Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides buildings / facilities / open space
Arts / culture / heritage
Community development, Sport / recreation, Fund-raising
Voluntary bodies other than charities
Children / young people, Other charities, Older people, General public
The group operates as a committee with elected officers. It is a not-for-profit organisation and all officers and members provide services on a voluntary basis.
The Society shall have a managing committee (“the Committee”), comprising the following Executive Officers: a. The Chair/President; b. The Secretary; c. The Treasurer; and d. Such other Members as the Society shall decide.
Entities your charity controls
CC Registration Number
Sumner Theatre Group (Non-Registered Entity)
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
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