Version — 18 December 2019 Form CT3 – Change of name, variation of trust or alteration of rules of a charitable trust board Page 1 of 3
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Change of name, variation of trust or alteration of rules of a
charitable trust board
Sections 16 and 23 Charitable Trusts Act 1957
Name of charitable trust board
You can confirm the full name and registration number of the board by searching the Charitable Trust Board Register.
If you’re submitting a change of name enter the current name here, not the new name.
Trust board number or NZBN
What changes are you filing?
Administrative rules for the board, this type of change requires an alteration of rules under section 23(2) of the
Charitable Trusts Act 1957.
This may include changes to the trustees of the board or the officers of a society and the way in which
these people are appointed or cease to hold office, changes to the powers of a board, or the way meetings of the
board are held, etc. You are not required to complete the statutory declaration on page 3 for this change.
Variation of the trust (not an administrative change) under section 23(1) the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.
Complete all sections of this form, including the statutory declaration on page 3.
Note — As per section 23(2) of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, you are not required to let us know about the addition or
resignation of trustees.
Are you changing the board’s name?
No (Go straight to the checklists on page 2)
Yes and the proposed new name of the board is —
The name cannot be identical or deceptively similar to that of another body corporate (such as a company or another
charitable trust board). If you do want to use a name that is similar, the existing organisation must give its consent to
use the name. Attach their written consent as a supporting document.
Are you registering this change of name using the online service?
Yes (Go straight to the checklists on page 2)
No — We confirm we have checked that the proposed new name of the board is available.
You can check that the name you’ve chosen is available by using the following search options provided on the Companies
› Search the Charitable Trusts Register
› Search the Companies Register
› Search our other registers
Read the online help guide on changing your board’s nam
e for links to these search options.