Financial Support for Survivors
The NZ Community Growth Trust was established by the High Court in 2000 when the Centrepoint Community Trust was dissolved. This new trust is managed by the Public Trust and is the holding tank for the considerable remaining wealth of the community. It seeks to support ex-residents, and members of former cults. The following are links to details about how to make an application for funds, and access criteria.
The High Court appointed Public Trust as Trustee and provided for charitable grants to be made under four categories of:
therapeutic and counselling - open to individuals disadvantaged by cults and/or spiritual communities including former residents of Centrepoint.
education - open to individuals disadvantaged by cults and/or spiritual communities and those wishing to study in the areas of counselling and education.
public benefit (including the support and establishment of communities) - open to organisations (registered with Charities Services) that provide services to New Zealanders or to projects or organisations within New Zealand.
relief of poverty - open to individuals disadvantaged by cults and/or spiritual communities including former residents of Centrepoint.
If you are interested in making an application for support you can find information here.
For information about the review process see here.