Overview

Charity details

ABN
Address
Australia
Address For Service email
Website
Phone
Charity Size
Large
Who the charity helps
Youth - 15 to under 25
Victims of disaster
Unemployed persons
People with disabilities
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
People in rural/regional/remote communities
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
Overseas communities or charities
Other charities
Males
General community in Australia
Financially disadvantaged people
Females
Environment
Early childhood - aged under 6
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Adults - aged 65 and over
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Date established
2016
Last reported
7 June 2021
Next report due
30 June 2022
Financial Year End
31/12

Summary of activities

SolarBuddy Ltd is an Australian registered charity. Our goal is to end the devastating cycle of energy poverty for marginalised communities across the world. We aim to achieve this by educating Australian children about energy poverty, renewable energy and global citizenship.Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, effective and innovative solar energy solutions to communities who suffer from the limiting effects of energy poverty. Our school programs and partnerships aim to connect communities across the globe, combining learning and education with assistance and aid. We believe that renewable energy has the ability to change lives forever, providing future generations with the opportunity to reach their full potential.SolarBuddy created the Buddy2Buddy Schools Program to connect Australian school communities who want to make a difference with other children and communities in areas throughout the world that live in energy poverty.Purchasing and building a SolarBuddy light at school teaches Australian children about the positive impact of renewable energy on communities living in energy poverty. Sending that light to a child in need, along with a personal letter, can make a huge difference to their life. Our aim is to involve as many schools as possible in the Buddy2Buddy program on an ongoing basis. We want thousands of schools across Australia and the world to give the gift of light to others every year, helping to end energy poverty one child and one community at a time. We believe that learning about renewable energy has the ability to change lives forever, providing future generations with the opportunity to reach their full potential.Since early 2016 SolarBuddy has connected with schools across Australia to provide help for communities across the developing world. We work with teachers, school children, individuals and organisations to show how they can change lives with the provision of a clean, safe source of energy. Schools across Australia have already sent SolarBuddy lights to communities in India, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Tibet, Thailand, Myanmar, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, greatly improving the lives of thousands of children.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
Education Program Environment
Event program Voluntarism

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2021 30 June 2022 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 30 June 2022 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 30 June 2021 7 June 2021
Annual Information Statement 2020 30 June 2021 7 June 2021
Financial Report 2019 31 August 2020 26 August 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 August 2020 26 August 2020
Financial Report 2018 30 June 2019 9 September 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 30 June 2019 9 September 2019
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 29 January 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2016 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 No due date Not required
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 No due date Not required

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 2 April 2020 Download
Annual Report 9 September 2019 2018 Download

People

Responsible People

The role of a 'Responsible Person' is an important one for registered charities. Generally, a charity's Responsible People are its board or committee members, or trustees.

History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing social or public welfare 21 August 2017
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 21 August 2017
Advancing education 23 May 2016 21 August 2017

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
23 May 2016 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.