Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Foundation 1901 Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Main activities
Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The purpose of Foundation 1901 is to:promote awareness and understanding of Australia's Federation with particular reference to the role of Australians in its formation and their role in any potential future reform;promote research, debate and discussion on Australia's Federation and federalism; andfund research or provide scholarships for the study of Australia's Federation and federalism.The Foundation was established in 2014 to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Henry Parkes Tenterfield Oration. It is a perpetual organisation that will adopt an innovative approach utilising:Modern advertising and branding techniquesSpecific projects and competitionsCurrent and upcoming commemorative dates of Australias Federation achievements starting with the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes in 2015Extensive research of previous government inquiries, academic research and contemporary media across law, politics, economics and history.The Foundations administration and activities will be funded through majority philanthropic and non-government funding and, as such, achieving long term sustainability for the organisation will be subject to being granted deductible gift recipient (DGR) status by the Commonwealth Government. Achieving this taxation status has been the priority focus of the Foundation during this reporting period. The Foundation was registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and endorsed for taxation concessions by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) during this period.In addition, the Foundation continued to promote Federation issues at both high level through engagement with former Premiers, Prime Ministers, Governors, Governors-General and High Court Judges and with local communities. Community activities have included presentations to the Corowa Historical Society, Corowa Rotary Club, attending local commemorative dinners and conferences, presentations to the Samuel Griffith Society and the Ivanhoe local Library.The Foundation also assisted the Corowa Historical Society to protect rare documents to ensure they can be made available to visitors at the Corowa Federation Museum.
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
  • Northern Territory
  • 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: 2

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

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