Applying to restore a trust board to the register

What you’ll need to apply for restoration

If a charitable trust board has been removed from the register, but continues to operate, it can apply to us to be restored. If the application is granted, the trust board is treated as though it were never removed

What you’ll need to provide

To apply to have a charitable trust board restored to the register, you’ll need to provide the following:

  • Form CT6 – Request to restore a charitable trust board to the register
  • the trust board's current contact details (if these have changed)
  • the date the trust board was dissolved (removed from register)
  • evidence the trust board was carrying on operations since it was dissolved (for example, bank statements, a lease agreement)
  • if the trust board’s trust deed or rules have changed, a signed copy of the rule changes, with the alteration of rules cover sheet; or a full set of rules if there is not already one on the register.

How to apply to restore a trust board

To apply online

To apply online to have a trust board restored to the register, you must have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account with the Companies Office.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. Search for the charitable trust board you wish to restore and click on its name to view its details. (For instructions on searching the register, refer to ‘How to search for a charitable trust boards'. See link below)
  3. On the 'View Details' page, from the 'Maintain Charitable Trust Board' menu, select 'Lodge Other General Documents'.
  4. Select 'Request to Restore a Charitable Trust Board’ from the list of document types.
  5. Upload your completed application as the 'Document'.
  6. If you have additional documents to submit (such as a copy of the board's trust deed or rules), please use the 'Supporting Documents' service. If more than one document is required, please combine the documents and upload them together.
  7. Click 'Submit'.

To submit your request manually

  1. Download Form CT6 — Request to restore a charitable trust board to the register.
  2. Complete the form and attach any supporting documentation (as described above).

Send your completed form to us.

By post to —

Companies Office
Private Bag 92061
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

or by email to

Request to restore a trust board

What happens next

Your application is reviewed to ensure all requirements are met.

  • You are notified by letter of the outcome of the request.
  • If your application is accepted, the charitable trust board is immediately restored to the register.
  • The Registrar gives public notice of all restored trust boards in the New Zealand Gazette.

For further information

If you'd like to know more about restoring charitable trust boards, read section 26 of the Charitable Trust Act 1957.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 8 guides

Searching the Charitable Trusts Register 2 guides

Searching the register for information about charitable trust boards and their status.

Starting a charitable trust board 5 guides

To incorporate a charitable trust board you must submit an application, along with the required documents. There is no registration fee.

Keeping charitable trust board details up to date 7 guides

Ending a charitable trust board 2 guides

There are two ways to end a charitable trust board. If the board is no longer operating, it can apply to be dissolved. If it is unable to pay its debts, it can be placed in liquidation.

Restoring a charitable trust board to the register 1 guide

A trust board that has been removed from the Charitable Trusts Register can apply to us to be restored.

Forms 1 guide

Find the forms you'll need to register your charitable trust board or keep its details up to date. Please note: there are no fees for registering or maintaining a charitable trust board.