Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Making Waves Foundation Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: Our programs provide opportunities for participants to experience the exhilaration of sailing to work with and enjoy the company of others and to build the self-esteem, skills and capabillity required to achieve better life outcomes through the medium of sailing
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Other education
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Sports
  • Other
    • SWD is a not for profit organisation founded in 1994 which uses integrated sailing as a medium to deliver free programs to disabled and disadvantaged children, adults and their carersUp to 4,000 children a year participate in our programs during the week and on weekends, supported by 150 volunteers on Sydney Harbour and along the east coast of Australia.
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
SWD are committed to changing society's perception of people with disabilities, and the way they regard themselves by providing the tools to build confidence and self-esteem.Harbour sailing, ocean racing, the youth program and the inshore and coastal training program are just some of the ways of achieving this. Our vision is to take ownership of our circumstances and create vehicles to demonstrate what can be achieved. SWD's mission is to heighten community awareness of the disabled. SWDs members believe that disabled people are able people, capable of participating in active and responsible roles within society and to be treated as equals. Our activities are aimed at helping people with a disability demonstrate their skills, dedication and commitment to achieving their goals. There are many levels of sailing that can be achieved and all sailors compete at the same level as the sea makes no allowances for anyone.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 169
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

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

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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