Men and Trauma is a not-for-profit social enterprise, working throughout NZ.
Any charitable funding we receive is used to support people on low income to receive support that they may not otherwise be able to access.
We are a registered charity CC5979
As a charity, this enables Men and Trauma to apply for funding to increase enable access to our services for low-income clients, such as students, young persons, homeless, refugees and migrant etc.
Those clients who can pay the full professional rate then cross-subsidise the service for those on limited budgets.
We chose a corporate structure as we consider that this enables greater professionalism in our board and gives scope for charitable investment.
As a registered Company there are shareholders. However under our Charitable constitution shareholders do not receive any dividends, nor any other income. The purpose of the shareholding is for charitable investment. There is no interest paid to the shareholders. The shares may be sold to another charitable investor, or back to the company by mutual agreement. The company structure also enables us to raise loans for some of our activities.