Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Canberra Symphony Orchestra Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Culture and arts
General activities
Other recreation and social club activity
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra was founded for the principal cultural purpose of presenting orchestral music to the people of Canberra. The Canberra Symphony Orchestra has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office ('ATO') as a deductible gift recipient which enables the CSO to attract private sector support for its activities by offering donors the incentive of a tax deduction. The receipt of public donations is directly applied to supporting the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's programs and projects. The objects and purpose of the CSO is as follows:(1) to establish and maintain orchestras and other performing groups within the CSO;(2) to present orchestral and other musical performances;(3) to promote, develop, foster and support interest in all forms of music;(4) to promote, develop, foster and support the study and appreciation of all forms of music;(5) to assist kindred bodies in the presentation of musical performances;(6) to promote, develop, foster and support the establishment of such facilities as are deemed necessary or desirable in the interests of members and other persons;(7) to conduct and maintain the facilities referred to in the immediately preceding sub-clause or to assist in their conduct and maintenance;(8) to maintain close co-operation and liaison with other societies and organisations having similar objectives and aims as the CSO;(9) to print, publish, acquire or dispose of books, journals, magazines, articles, reports and monographs and any other requisites and materials of every description relating to or for the purposes of the CSO;(10) to affiliate with and enter into arrangements of a co-operative nature with organisations having objectives and purposes similar to those of the CSO for the purposes of assisting the CSO to further its objects and carry out its purposes; and(11) for the purposes of furthering the objects of the CSO, to carry on any other activities which may seem to the CSO capable of being conveniently carried on in connection therewith, or which may directly or indirectly further those objects.The CSO presents the following annual program:A Llewellyn Series of 8 concerts.One Prom concert held within the grounds of Government House a family picnic event.An Opera Gala concert programmed with popular repertoire.A Matinee family concert.A series of Noteworthy music education concerts for children.Music program for adults and children with hearing impairment.Performances for elderly people in aged care facilities.A program of ensemble performance in community spaces.Music program for people suffering from ParkinsonsThe CSO receives support from the Commonwealth and ACT governments but it also relies on philanthropic support from the public to support the activities and programs it presents.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 68
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Other Countries
    • AUS

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
Australian Capital Territory
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)