Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Initiatives of Change Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Religious activities
General activities
  • International activities
  • Other
    • Conflict prevention and resolutionLife-skills trainingCommunity buildingPeace-building
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
We have continued to work to create safe spaces to allow and encourage individual people and communities to "discover the other", to explore difference constructively, to build trust across divides, to grow spiritually, and to work actively for healing, peace, and the transformation of Australian society through "initiatives of change" starting with oneself.We have conducted seminars, conferences, training courses, meetings and retreats, partnering where appropriate with like-minded organisations. We have made use of books and other printed documents, as well as CDs, DVDs, other audiovisual materials, and social media. We have responded to invitations to assist with programs launched by our sister bodies in the Asia/Pacific region, Africa and beyond, and we have supported the involvement of Australians in major annual conferences in the global centre for Initiatives of Change in Caux, Switzerland.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • All ages
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Volunteers: 50
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • ETH
    • FJI
    • IND
    • IDN
    • KEN
    • NZL
    • NGA
    • PAK
    • PHL
    • SSD
    • LKA
    • CHE
    • VUT

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 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

Income Statement

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate