Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Brahma Kumaris Centres For Spiritual Learning
ABN
15286324686

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Brahma Kumaris Australia
  • The Brahma Kumaris
Charity size
Large
Fundraising online
Yes
Is the charity an incorporated association?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2019 reporting period
  • ACT fundraising number: 19000651
  • NSW fundraising number: 14646
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2706
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A-600
  • VIC fundraising number: 12142
Basic Religious Charity
No

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Religious activities
  • Other
    • Other Education
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 thinking etc. These can be conducted in properties owned or rented by the charity, or by certified teachers in various other locations, including at community centres, community exhibitions/fairs etc.
*The charity participates in many community events of a general nature as well as offering specific courses and residential educational programs.
*The courses and programs offered are based on the Brahma Kumaris Meditation practice and the associated spiritual wisdom that both supports and is derived from the meditation practice.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
No
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Females
  • Males
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Unemployed persons
  • Victims of disaster
  • Other
    • We also conduct programs for different professional groups - IT people, legal professionals, Media people etc.

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 450

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Yes
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Yes
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$1,897,913.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$0.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
All other revenue
$0.00
Total revenue
$1,897,913.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$68,097.00
Total gross income
$1,966,010.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$0.00
Interest expenses
$62,790.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$1,732,742.00
Total expenses
$1,795,532.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$170,478.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$170,478.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$3,273,823.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$29,115,665.00
Total non-current assets
$29,115,665.00
Total assets
$32,389,488.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$2,119,141.00
Non-current loans payable
$1,535,492.00
Other non-current liabilities
$0.00
Total non-current liabilities
$1,535,492.00
Total liabilities
$3,654,633.00
Net assets/liabilities
$28,734,855.00