Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Children's Cancer Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Main activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Grant-making activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 100%
  • Part of multi-year grants: 100%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Children's Cancer Foundation's mission is to enable children with cancer to access the worlds best treatment and support and to build awareness of childhood cancer in the community and within governments. Through an extensive grant making program, the Foundation supports families undergoing treatment, partners with hospitals to deliver clinical excellence and funds clinical research and clinical trials with the aim to develop new and kinder treatments for children with cancer. In 2015/16 the Foundation supported families through the stress of cancer treatment by funding the salaries of Family Resource Coordinators, and by providing therapeutic storybooks and Music and Art Therapy to assist children with adapting to treatment. The Foundation also funded The Beaded Journey, a therapeutic program which helps each patient mark every treatment milestone with a special bead; this program assists children and their families to cope with their cancer experience and relate their experience visually. In 2017 the Foundation will announce major new grants for projects that span the cancer treatment journey, from family support and clinical care to ground breaking clinical research and clinical trials, including one national project.At all times, the Foundation endeavours to raise funds in a way which is both efficient and ethical. The Foundation does not conduct public raffles or telemarketing. Nor do we receive government funding. Funds are raised through The Million Dollar Lunch, community fundraising, corporate sponsorship and donations. A volunteer board of directors and a large team of dedicated volunteers help us maximise our fundraising income, while the generosity of many pro bono supporters office space, marketing, design, legal and insurance ensure that our administration overheads over the past 5 years have averaged just 9%. For the latest news from the Foundation, visit:
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Families
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 91

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Balance Sheet extract

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