Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Alternative Technology Association Inc.
ABN
57533056318

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Renew Australia
Charity size
Large
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Yes
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
VIC incorporated association number: A0017411T
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
VIC fundraising number: 13396
Basic Religious Charity
No

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
International activities
International activities undertaken
  • Transferring funds or goods overseas
  • Operating overseas including delivering programs
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Since 2003, Renew has been working with communities in Timor-Leste to provide clean, renewable lighting and electricity. We have helped install solar lighting and power to more than 2000 homes and over 100 community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote rural villages. We have also helped train 180 village-based solar technicians.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Renew (Alternative Technology Association trading as Renew) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.

Renew provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry. We have helped thousands of households save money and reduce their environmental footprint with information on energy efficiency, solar power, rainwater tanks, materials reuse and waste.

Renew advocates in government and industry arenas for easy access to sustainable solutions as well as continual improvement of the technology, information and products needed to change the way we live.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Timor-Leste
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
No
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
Overseas communities or charities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 5
  • Part time employees: 14
  • Casual employees: 8
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 16
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 1000

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$452,788.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$1,513,818.00
Revenue from government including grants
$343,583.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
All other revenue
$15,270.00
Total revenue
$2,325,459.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total gross income
$2,325,459.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$1,505,162.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$953,919.00
Total expenses
$2,459,081.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-133,622.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$-133,622.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$1,132,736.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$183,225.00
Total non-current assets
$183,225.00
Total assets
$1,315,961.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$1,112,420.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$26,157.00
Total non-current liabilities
$26,157.00
Total liabilities
$1,138,577.00
Net assets/liabilities
$177,384.00