Annual Information Statement 2017
Friends of Nepal - Australia Inc.
Section A: Charity Information
Other names charity is known by (such as trading name):
Friends of Nepal Inc
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
- Culture and arts
- Other recreation
- Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
International activities undertaken:
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities:
We fundraise to work in partnership with local NGOs in Nepal. We are working with RIDS-Nepal who is delivering sustainable development programs to the remote communities in Nepal. We also provide funding to smaller charitable work in Nepal such as funding for consumables in public hospitals, and relief work as and when needed.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
Our charity's purpose is to help disadvantaged people in Nepal to uplift their lifestyle. Numerous fundraising programs that we carry out here in Australia have helped us to be able to deliver such programs in Nepal. We have formed a strong partnership with local NGO, RIDS-Nepal, who are delivering this program on-ground. RIDS-Nepal runs a sustainable development project. 'Family of Four-PLUS" is one such project that delivers holistic community development. The project aims at empowering locals and use local resources as much as possible. This philosophy has greatly increase the success of the project implementation and maintenance as locals take ownership of it. The living standards have improved with the project delivering better health, sanitation, and education programs in the community.Some of the fundraising activities that were carried out this year to be able to raise funds for our projects are:1. Kite festival - Continuing on the last years success of celebrating Nepalese culture and making people aware of our purpose, this event brought together communities from different walks of life. This event was able to raise some funds for the project and also celebrate culture of Nepal2. Fundraising Dinner: This is our annual event and is a major event to raise funds for our projects. We also showcase our projects to the community to provide them with better understanding of our purpose and updates on how we are going.3. Lunch with Alex: This event was special because we had a special Guest - Alex Zahnd. He is the founder of RIDS-Nepal and he was here to present the first hand information on on-ground work and projects implemented under our partnership for many years now. We were able to do some fundraising for the projects and community here got to know more about the holistic community development projects being implemented by RIDS-Nepal in the name of "Family of Four" and "Family of Four PLUS".These events and activities help achieve our purpose of helping those people in need in Nepal.
Overseas communities or charities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 0
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
- Estimated number of volunteers: 20
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period:
Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
Other income (for example, gains):
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
Balance Sheet Extract
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:
WA incorporated association number: A1012075G
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period:
WA fundraising number: CC21793