Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
DRYLANDS FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES 2014Seed Collection, Plant Propagation and DistributionSeed was collected from 236 varieties of endemic plants, 30,000 seedlings were propagated for sale and distributed to 450 regional community members for local native gardens, revegetation projects and farms. The plant sales funded the training and employment of a nursery manager. The biodiversity and landscaping of endemic plants was promoted by trained staff to educate the local community and customers in appropriate plant and soil care. This increased the communitys interest, care and recognition of flora biodiversity, demonstrated by repeat custom and preferential selection of endemic species.Over 100 species of locally acclimatised organic non-hybrid heirloom seeds were regrown to refresh and refill the Foundations seedbank. 140 gardeners bought and used these seeds, enabling them to use less water and reduce chemical inputs, minimising detrimental environmental impacts normally created in food production.Field ConsultationOn-site consultancy and mentoring was provided to a national drug rehabilitation charity for the sustainable design and management of their recently acquired community farm in the Midwest region. 20 clients and staff are involved monthly in the development of the community farm which will provide sustainable farm produce to the region. Advice on nursery set up and management was provided to the City of Greater Geraldtons Community Nursery with joint promotion to the public of the benefits and use of local flora in gardens and revegetation. This assisted the Community Nursery to increase their variety and volume of plants. Soil Conservation and Soil Biology ResearchA local enterprise provided biochar from weed species for soil fertility and plant yield research. This is being conducted by the Foundation in the Dryland Permaculture Farms organic gardens. Education and Training Volunteer days were offered throughout the year in the Foundations nursery and seed gardens. 10 new volunteers contributed to the operation of the farm and learnt skills in nursery propagation, organic production, property rehabilitation and flora biodiversity. Partnered with the City of Greater Geraldton in their Goodness Festival. Members of the public and other sustainability enterprises were provided with informative demonstrations of the Foundations expertise in conservation and sustainability.The Foundation used Facebook to promote its activities and raise awareness of local environmental issues within the local community. Regular posts reached an average of 1500 people with 20% engagement. Fifty two people signed up as Friends or Supporters.Educational tours of the Foundations work were run monthly throughout autumn-spring for the public, community groups and students. Custom tours were conducted for key partner organisations - Greater City of Geraldton and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • 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: 0
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
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
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C Other income/receipts
D Total income/receipts (a+b+c)
E Employee expenses/payments
F Grant and donations made by the registered entity for use in Australia
G Grants and donations made by registered entity for use outside Australia
H Other expenses/payments
I Total expenses/payments (e+f+g+h)
J Net surplus/deficit (d-i)

Balance Sheet Extract

K Total assets
L Total liabilities
M Net assets/liabilites (k-l)