Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
Project Didi Australia
ABN
68320267277

About the charity

Charity size
Small
Does the charity fundraise 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 2020 reporting period
ACT fundraising number: 19000924
Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?
No

Charity programs

Program name
Family-based care for survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence
Program classification
Out-of-home care
Program overseas locations
Nepal
Program beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Females
  • Overseas communities or charities

Program name
Critical needs support for vulnerable families who lost livelihoods due to COVID-19
Program classification
Disaster relief
Program overseas locations
Nepal
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Unemployed persons
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Victims of disaster
  • Females
  • Overseas communities or charities

Program name
Catering business development
Program classification
Social enterprise
Program overseas locations
Nepal
Program beneficiaries
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Females
  • Overseas communities or charities

Program name
Women Empowering Women trips to Nepal
Program classification
Cultural awareness
Program overseas locations
Nepal
Program beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Females
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • General community in Australia

Program name
#SomethingForSlavery
Program classification
Labour rights
Program locations
Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Females
  • General community in Australia

Program name
Youth-to-Youth programs
Program classification
Cultural awareness
Program overseas locations
Nepal
Program beneficiaries
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Females
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • General community in Australia

International activities undertaken
  • Transferring funds or goods overseas
  • Other
    • Project Didi Australia carries out advocacy campaigns calling on employers to do more to end human trafficking. We also provide opportunities for our Australian community to learn and connect with Nepalis leading change in gender-based violence, inequality and human rights, through for-purpose learning trips to Nepal and youth-to-youth engagment programs.
Description of the charities international activities
Project Didi Australia works in close partnership with a non-government organisation in Kathmandu, Nepal with over 10 years of experience in child protection and rights-based programming for women and girls. Through provision of grants, Project Didi Australia provides family-based care, education, training and safe employment pathways for survivors of trafficking and violence.
Description of the charities activities and outcomes
Project Didi Australia works towards futures of independence, dignity and hope for women and girls in Nepal, free from violence. We tackle the complex inequalities holding women and girls back from realising those futures, through locally-led development. In the year 2019 - 2020, Project Didi:
• Supported our partner organisation in Nepal to provide family-based care, education and counselling to support women and girls to rebuild after violence.
• Provided funding for critical needs, for primarily single mothers and other vulnerable families in Nepal who lost their incomes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Mentored our partner in Nepal in developing a catering business, as a long-term strategy to provide more sustainable funding for its programs, and employment opportunities for women who have survived trafficking or violence.
• Carried out an advocacy campaign encouraging consumers to call on tea brands to do more to end human trafficking by committing to a living wage for tea plantation workers.
• Provided Australians with opportunities for responsible, targeted and sustainable engagement to build strong futures for women and girls, including for-purpose learning trips to Nepal, peer-to-peer engagement and learning between young people in Australia and Nepal, and volunteering in Australia.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 23

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period
Cash

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Revenue/receipts
Donations and bequests
$17,430.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$12,260.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$41.00
Other revenue/receipts
$0.00
Total revenue/receipts
$29,731.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total income/receipts
$29,731.00
Expenses/Payments
Employee expenses/payments
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$10,528.00
Other expenses/payments
$780.00
Total expenses/payments
$11,308.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$18,423.00

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
$23,404.00
Total liabilities
$23,404.00
Net assets/liabilites
$0.00