Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
The Kidzwish Foundation Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Since being founded, KidzWish has raised the awareness of just how many of our Illawarra & South Coast children require assistance at some stage of their life. With that in mind we are now moving towards providing more support for children and their families. Through research we have developed our programs to now include: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, an Appeals Program, Music and Dance Program, Sports Academy Program Childrens Experiences and the annual KidzWish Childrens Christmas Party. The charity is now a registered NDIS Service Provider. Since the beginning of KidzWish, the amount of community involvement has also grown and continues to grow each year. Not only has our annual Childrens Christmas Party become bigger and better, but we are also able to give back more and more to our community. By the end of 2016, we expect to have helped over 500 children and over 130 different conditions supported, which grows daily. Additionally 4,300 children and carers experienced the KidzWish Childrens Christmas Party in November. Because of this we are in desperate need of a new, updated premises so we can meet the needs of the children we support. The next 12 months we aim to build a new and improved KidzWish Place so we can double the number of children that we support. We will continue to advocate for the children of our region where the KidzWish brand represents a caring side to the Illawarra with an important message of KidzWish will never let our children walk alone. We have a wonderful partnership with Insight Charity Fundraising Services who not only fundraise on our behalf but are also great supporters of the charity and provide us with feedback from the clients that they contact which further enables us to develop strategies for the future. KidzWish held various successful fundraising events throughout the year. Our major events included: the KidzWish Charity Ball Dinner, KidzWish Day, Bowls Day, Bridge2Bridge Walk and Motorcycle Charity Ride. KidzWish thank our 3 small committees attached to help enhance a smooth running to our daily operations. These include: the KidzWish Board of Directors, The Appeals Committee (this committee is in charge of all incoming appeal requests) and Volunteers Committee KidzWish will continue to aim to raise awareness, educate and seek support from local communities, businesses and public sectors.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 7
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 455

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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