The primary charitable purpose is to research the causes and consequences of child poverty in NZ. It publishes its research and provides evidence about effects of poverty on children and their families. In turn it informs the public, policy makers, media and politicians of evidence-based policy choices to eliminate child poverty. CPAG also provides a strong, independent voice for New Zealand children by harnessing expertise, to work towards achieving this goal and reduce child poverty to less than 5% based on 60% median income measure after housing costs) by 2025.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides advice / information / advocacy
Sponsors / undertakes research, Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)
Education / training / research
Accommodation / housing, Health, Community development, Social services, Employment, Economic development, Fund-raising, Child Poverty
Children / young people
Other charities, Voluntary bodies other than charities, Older people, People with disabilities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, General public, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees, Religious groups
CPAG is made up of 11 elected Management Committee members and 6 co-opted Management Committee members. There are 2 Co-Convenors who share this role. There is one full time staff Executive Officer, on part-time Communications Advisor and one part-time office assist. The Management Committee decides the direction of the organisation as well as making any financial decisions based on furthering or carrying our the objectives of the organisation, including the employment of such persons when needed
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.
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.