For charitable purposes for the development and provision of Japanese education and cultural awareness and to sponsor, support, provide monetary and organisational assistance to develop cultural awareness programmes and activities that will benefit and contribute to the advancement of good relationships between the people of the Wellington region (principally Lower Hutt) and their Japanese sister cities.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Makes grants to organisations (including schools or other charities)
Provides buildings / facilities / open space
Accommodation / housing, Education / training / research, Arts / culture / heritage, Sport / recreation
The Trust comprises a Board of Trustees that provide governance of the Trust. Trustees are elected representatives from Lower Hutt community sectors, local iwi, Victoria University and Minoh City Office.
A management committee (soon to be members association) provides the operational elements of the Trust including programmes, events and promotions.
Hutt City Council provides administrative support and manages the Hutt Minoh Friendship House to support the Trust.
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 31/12/2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31/12/2009.
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.