Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Friends of Nepal - Australia Inc.

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • 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.
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

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 revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

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
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