Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Brahma Kumaris Centres For Spiritual Learning

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Brahma Kumaris Australia
  • The Brahma Kumaris
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Social services
  • Other recreation
  • Other
    • Spiritual education (including moral and spiritual values) through a variety of programs including meditation, self-development, stress management, positive mind positive future etc.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The charities main purpose is to bring about positive change in the world by empowering individuals to bring about positive changes in their own lives (i.e. the charity is not looking at political solutions, but helping individuals/families in the community first). To achieve this purpose the charity is involved in a variety of educational activities and programs including meditation, self-development, stress management, positive mind positive future etc. These can be conducted in properties owned or rented by the charity, or by certified teachers in various other locations, including at community exhibitions/fairs etc.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 400

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 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
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Revenue from government including grants
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Other income (for example, gains)
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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Other comprehensive income
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Balance Sheet extract

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