Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
100% Renewable Community Campaign
ABN
13753514032

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Solar Citizens
  • Charge Ahead
Charity size
Medium
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Environmental activities
General activities
Civic and advocacy activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The objectives of the Association are:the protection, conservation and enhancement of the natural environment;the provision of information and education to the public about the effects of climate change on the natural environment;to promote ecologically sustainable development principles in government and business climate change policies;to stimulate and encourage public interest in protecting the natural environment from climate change through adopting ecologically sustainable development principles; and To establish and maintain a public fund to be called the 100% Renewable Community Campaign Public Fund for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objectives of the Association. Our activities fulfilled our organisations purpose: The 100% Renewable supporter list was grown to 55,000 people who regularly receive updates via email and social media to support solar power and renewable energy as ecologically sustainable principles in government and business climate change policies. The communications infrastructure required including website maintenance and page construction, online advertising, social media management and the maintenance of the supporter database. As of June 30, 2014, the 100% Renewable Facebook page had 8,033 likes and 4,938 followers on Twitter.The project Solar Citizens, launched in May 2013, was continued in the reporting period, with a number of activities conducted to support the uptake of rooftop solar and renewable energy more broadly, thus stimulating and encouraging public interest in protecting the natural environment from climate change. These activities included a series of public meetings held in capital cities and online in June 2014 which saw more than 1,000 people attend in person or online. We also grew the Solar Citizens Facebook page to 5,682 fans and the Twitter following to 1,000. Daily posts to the page promote the use of solar power and renewable energy as an important means to protect the natural environment from climate change. Project staff worked to engage members of local communities to regularly meet and develop plans to conduct community education activities that were deployed after the conclusion of the reporting period.100% Renewable conducted activities that promoted ecologically sustainable development principles through the Solar Citizens project including inviting members of the public to make submissions to the South Australia feed in tariff review, which generated 1,600 submissions. The project also educated members of the public through direct communication (email) and social media around proposals by various state governments to alter feed in tariffs or network connection fees.100% Renewable achieved extensive media coverage, with at least 335 media hits during the period, promoting public awareness of the benefits of solar power and renewable energy for Australias environment.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • All ages

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: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 51TO100
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
20.00
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
10.00
Total hours spent reporting
30.00

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No
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

Income Statement

Gross Income
A Government grants
$0.00
B Donations and bequests
$642,549.00
C All other revenue
$10,067.00
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
$652,616.00
E Other income
$1,436.00
F Total gross income (d+e)
$654,052.00
Expenses
G Employee expenses
$314,093.00
H Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
I Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
J All other expenses
$175,881.00
K Total expenses (g+h+i+j)
$489,974.00
L Net surplus/deficit (f-k)
$164,078.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
M Total current assets
$338,552.00
N Total non-current assets
$400.00
O Total assets (m+n)
$338,952.00
Liabilities
P Total current liabilities
$46,422.00
Q Total non-current liabilities
$0.00
R Total liabilities (p+q)
$46,422.00
S Net assets/liabilities (o-r)
$292,530.00