The trust supports MAF’s life-saving projects overseas.

Since April 2017 MAF New Zealand has had approval as an Overseas Tax Donee organisation through the Flying for Life Charitable Trust. Donations gifted for overseas projects are sent through this trust enabling the donor to receive a tax credit of 33% for the gift. Donors are able to receive this back from Inland Revenue via a donation tax credit claim.

33% Tax Credit For Donations Gifted To Overseas Projects

The trust supports various MAF projects overseas such as flights in PNG for educational materials, aviation fuel for MAF aircraft, medical evacuations, disaster relief and many more. Gifts are sent to projects in countries like Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and South Sudan.

The Charitable Trust is supporting these overseas projects in 2021: 

  • Timor-Leste medevac flights
  • South Sudan medical and health flights
  • South Sudan relief and development flying
  • Kenya relief and development flying
  • Establishment of a new programme in Guinea, West Africa

Donation receipts are available at the end of each financial year (31 March).

The Flying for Life Charitable Trust is a registered charity, number CC41476, with its own Trust Deed and Board of Trustees.


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