Annual Information Statement 2017
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Economic, social and community development
- Social services
- Employment and training
- Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
In 2017 Contacts vision continues to be that isolated children, families and communities irrespective of their locality and circumstances have access to education, supports, information and services to best meet their needs. Working primarily rural and remote communities Contacts utilises its extensive networks, experience and established strategies to designs and creative solutions that are responsive to locally identified needs and advocate on behalf isolated children, families and community requirements Contacts services and programs are constantly evolving and changing in direct response to community needs as well as the funding that is available. Key programs delivered during this year have included: delivery of Contact Childrens Mobile based in Alice Springs, servicing the Utopia Homelands and funded by Prime Minister and Cabinet; Mobile Childrens Services Association (MCSA) actions funded through the Association as well as delivering MCSA Mobile Meet(Conference) for Mobile Childrens Services in NSW and Nationally; delivering T.E.A. M Together Everyone Achieves More: a fee for service customised professional development program option targeting various rural and remote childrens services and programs ;developing funding proposals targeting Aboriginal teenage parents in the Northern Territory; and working with a range of rural and remote agencies to define ways to sustain child and family services into the future. Organisationally key actions have included presenting funding applications and submissions; continuing redevelopment of Contact website, exploration of partnership opportunities to enhance our role in the community and structurally working with the Board to review, define and improve our governance structures and approaches. The Board has sustained a consistent focus upon the organisations governance responsibilities and their commitment, continuing supports and valued efforts are deeply respected. Throughout Contacts history changing child, family and community needs and funding has required redefinition of organisational programs . Our strength has been that organisation have remained true to its charter and Contact continues to work towards building our future and strategic priorities and the directions.
General community in Australia
- General community within Australia
- Early childhood - aged under 6
- Children - aged 6 to under 15
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People in rural/regional/remote communities
- Financially disadvantaged people
- Isolated children, families and communities irrespective of race creed and religion.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 5
- Part time employees: 4
- Casual employees: 4
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 6
- Estimated number of volunteers: 0
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement:
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
All other revenue:
Other income (for example, gains):
Total gross income:
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
All other expenses:
Other comprehensive income:
Total comprehensive income:
Balance Sheet extract
Total current assets:
Total non-current assets:
Total current liabilities:
Total non-current liabilities:
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted:
New South Wales
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number:
NSW incorporated association number: Y0890118
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?