If your partner, friend or family member has died from an HIV-related illness, the Cartier Trust can help by assisting to pay for their funeral.

The Trust provides financial support to assist with funeral costs. A basic funeral can cost anywhere between $5,000 to $6,000. Note there are some costs we don't usually cover, such as those of refreshments and transporting people to the funeral.

To qualify for Cartier Trust support, the funeral costs must be partly funded by Work and Income, and the person who has died must have:

1. been a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
2. lived between Warkworth and Hamilton
3. been receiving a benefit, or eligible for a Work and Income's funeral grant.
4. been known to HIV services* in Auckland

*Body Positive, Positive Women, NZAF, Community HIV Team and Sexual Health (ADHB).


To apply for help from the Cartier Trust, simply contact us immediately upon death. We will contact the funeral director and let you know how much financial support we can give you.

At some stage, you'll need to complete a short application form for our records. The Trust will pay the funeral director directly upon receiving their invoice. Please note that we can't guarantee your application will be approved – and our financial position may mean we have to suspend the Trust fund temporarily and at short notice.

Please note, all information provided will remain strictly confidential to be used by Cartier Bereavement Trust solely for the purpose of the Trust in accordance with its Trust Deed. The Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust adheres at all time to the Information Privacy Principals as set out in section 6 of the Privacy Act 1993 (or otherwise as currently in force).

Such information provided by you will be stored securely by Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust but may be accessed and amended by you for accuracy as needs dictate. Please be aware that in accessing your personal information provided to us that verification of your identity will be required to ensure the integrity of Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust?s records.

This information does not constitute legal advice and you are urged to obtain legal advice from a lawyer of the Privacy Commissioner as you deem appropriate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Trustee.