Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust

  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust appoints Trustees

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    On 15 May 2017, Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Ethnic Communities appointed new trustees for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT).

    The CPTHT was established in 2004 as a gesture of goodwill to the descendants of poll tax payers in recognition of the hardship caused. It is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and is intended as a gesture of goodwill to poll tax payers, their descendants and future generations.

  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round closing

    Members of the public are being invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust. The funding round opened on 1 December 2013 and closes on 31 March 2014.

    The Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust was established in 2004 in recognition of the hardship caused by the poll tax and other discriminatory legislation, and is a gesture of goodwill to poll tax payers, their descendants, and future generations.

  • Funding opportunities available

    The Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT) is currently receiving applications for funding.  Applications must be submitted by 5pm 2 April 2013.

    The CPTHT funds projects that improve understanding of the Chinese community in New Zealand and strengthen the unique identity of Chinese New Zealanders.  Applicants do not have to be Chinese or descendants of early settlers.