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Charity Summary

Charity Details

GFA NZ Trust
GFA World

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

PO Box 302580
North Harbour
100 Bush Road

Charity's other details



Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

GFA NZ is in partnership with Believers Eastern Church, Manjadi, P.O. Thiruvalla, Kerala, India which is a charitable and non-profit making organisation, working in the field of Health/Social Welfare/Education on a non-sectarian basis without discrimination of Caste, Creed or Religion, as certified by the State Government of Kerala. GFA NZ will work primarily amongst the Dalit and Other Backward Caste communities in South Asia with the purpose of helping these historically disadvantaged communities and individuals to rise above their circumstances and to have a meaningful place in society. Activities will include: Vocational training of workers. Provision of personal and work needs of workers. Provision of food, clothing, health care and education for children who would otherwise have limited or no access to these basic necessities of life. Adult education and training in areas such as hygiene, alcohol and drug abuse, social and work skills, parenting, etc.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Makes grants / loans to individuals, Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides buildings / facilities / open space, Provides religious services / activities

Community development

Accommodation / housing, Education / training / research, Health, Emergency / disaster relief, Social services, Employment, Religious activities, International activities, Fund-raising, People with disabilities

Other (please state)

(Socially Disadvantaged), Children / young people, Older people, People with disabilities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, General public, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees

Entity Structure

Our Trust Deed states that we must have between three and five Trustees. We currently have four Trustees that constitute our governance board. Our operations are managed by a country director and an office administrator. Volunteers support us with our various activities throughout the year.

Annual Returns

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.


This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 30/09/2009 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 30/09/2010.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
7/12/2023 9/11/2023 $150,623 $212,591
30/09/2022 20/07/2022 $177,036 $184,340
30/09/2021 31/08/2021 $216,897 $188,137
30/09/2020 24/09/2020 $177,824 $181,228
31/10/2019 26/10/2019 $58,161 $192,124
31/10/2018 31/10/2018 $91,969 $170,136
30/09/2017 28/09/2017 $346,114 $144,989
30/09/2016 11/10/2016 $339,096 $227,649
30/09/2015 21/09/2015 $1,342,683 $1,369,189
30/09/2014 3/09/2014 $1,325,466 $1,334,752

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Christopher Rodney Brewer Trustee 14/03/2018
Daniel Punnose Trustee 14/03/2018
Murray Grant Bell Trustee 17/03/2009
Yohannan Kadappiliaril Punnose Trustee 17/03/2009

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
John Robert Beers Trustee 7/07/2018
Brian Alexander Hughes Trustee 4/12/2015

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
19/07/2018 NOC011
15/03/2018 NOC010
15/03/2016 NOC007
11/12/2015 NOC006
4/12/2015 NOC005
27/09/2013 AR005
24/09/2012 AR004
16/09/2011 AR003
1/11/2010 AR002

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