Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Contact Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Main activities
  • 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.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • 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
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Other
    • 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

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

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
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)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

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

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

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?