Social Enterprises: A Legal Handbook

An ebook on what you need to know to set up a social enterprise in New Zealand - download it from the Supporting Files section at the right side of this page. 

The handbook covers topics like:

Options for Social Enterprises in New Zealand

  • What is a Social Enterprise?
  • Legal structure options in New Zealand
  • Company or Trust: Which one to choose?
  • How to set up a Social Enterprise as a Charitable Trust

What might Social Enterprise reform look like?

Useful Resources for Social Enterprises

  • Questions to ask before joining a Social Enterprise board
  • Reasons for a Trust Board to incorporate


Social Enterprises in New Zealand - A legal handbook