The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust
The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (the Trust) is responsible for the allocation of the money raised by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal to support earthquake recovery initiatives.
The Trust is an independent charity, registered under the Charities Act of New Zealand. The Trust's charity registration number is CC46329. The Trust is governed and operated by the Trustees independent of government.
The Appeal was launched by the Prime Minister, and the cost of running it is being met by the government to maximise the donated funds that can be directed to the relief of Christchurch. The Trust is administered by a small Secretariat within the Department of Internal Affairs.
The Trust deed anticipates that the Trust's legal life-time will be ten years. It is anticipated that the bulk of the Trust fund will be allocated by early 2014.
All funding decisions made by the Trustees will be published on this website. In addition, the Trust is required to file an annual return with the Charities Commission, detailing its financial statements. This will be publicly available.