Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS)
This organisation was established to recognise the need to take a New Zealand wide view of World Community Service and each of the six NZ Districts is represented on the board. RNZWCS is registered with the Charities Commission (CC26860). Of particular importance is the MFAT requirement to have a single New Zealand interface when accessing funds. RNZWCS is recognised by the New Zealand Government as a Non-Government Organisation [NGO]. Clubs seeking funding must work through RNZWCS who also maintain a register of potential projects and provide opportunities for clubs to participate in larger world community service projects.
Details of the criteria and the procedure for applying for grants and other information can be found on the RNZWCS web site which can be accessed from RNZWCS also operates a Donations in Kind scheme which advises on needs, provides storage and coordinates the distribution of goods, including emergency response kits, particularly to the Pacific Islands.
Taxation (Tax Administration and Remedial Matters) Act 2011:  Overseas donee status
Schedule 32 of the Income Tax Act 2007
The following organisations have been granted overseas donee status from the 2012-13 tax year:
· RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
Charities that apply some or all of their funds outside New Zealand must be approved for charitable donee status by Parliament. These organisations are listed in schedule 32 of the Income Tax Act 2007.
Donations to listed organisations entitle individual taxpayers to a tax credit of 331/3% of the amount donated up to the level of their taxable income, and companies and Māori authorities to a deduction for donations up to the level of their net income.
RNZWCS Limited Administrator
PDG Stuart Batty (Rotary Papanui)
PO Box 20309, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543
Mob: 027 269 5615
RNZWCS Limited District 9910 Director
District 9910 Contact
Bruce Morrison (Rotary North Harbour)
M: 027 431 6296