Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Lifebridge Australia Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Social services
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Emergency and relief
  • Other
    • Provision of a range of support programs to people with a disability, people who are frail aged, people with dementia and their carers.
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Purpose: Support and enable people to live a meaningful life and be part of the community.Wednesday knitting group have produced four colourful hand knitted blankets and donated them to You Have a Friend, a local organisation supporting homeless and disadvantaged in the Tweed Shire. The implementation of the Montessori approach has been successful to address the basic human needs of self-identity, attachment, inclusion and occupation.Strategies to further strengthen community partnerships have been developed with PCYC, public schools and the Anglican Parish of Kingscliff to provide opportunities for our customers to interact with and contribute to the local community. One customer with the support of a duly qualified and knowledgeable staff member in training and physical wellbeing went from a depressed overweight suicidal teenager to a more self-confident and a fitter person after losing 90 kg. He now trains one day a week with his support person and independently four days a week in the community. His next goal is to complete a Cert 111 & 1V in Physical Fitness at TAFE with the view to a career in personal training. Another young man (N) who is confined to a wheelchair had a dream of going to Disneyland, yet the family didnt have any foreseeable idea of how this could be achieved. Some tradies in the community got to know N when he was out in the community with his Lifebridge support worker. Over a number of months a friendship grew and a plan was formed to raise funds in the community for N to go to Disneyland. As part of Ns extended family for many years Lifebridge support workers travelled with the family to help care for N. Ns trip started with a dream and unfolded into meeting new friends in the local community and worldwide who brought his dream to a reality. Lifebridge Band US performed at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and one customer took out First Place honours for the second time.A customer of Lifebridge was a winner in the Tweed Shire Council Short Film Festival. This person stated The filmmaking process would not be possible without the support from my family and friends at Lifebridge.A customer who attends our art program received an encouragement award in the Challenge Art Competition held in NSW. One carer stated that she doesnt feel so isolated in the community now that she is part of the Lifebridge family.Lifebridge introduced lawn bowls in conjunction with a local bowls club. This has proved so successful that there is now a regular group attending and being involved in community activity. Tuesdays mens group has been achieving some great goals of integrating in the community and accessing new venues to learn life skills. Lifebridge in partnership with the Point Danger Marine rescue have been teaching our young men about emergency rescue. A highlight in the life of a customer who participates in a number of Lifebridge Day programs
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • 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: 25
  • Part time employees: 114
  • Casual employees: 13
  • Volunteers: 51TO100
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
New South Wales

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.
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

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 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)