Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
National Stroke Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Stroke Foundation
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Advocacy and civic activities
Main activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • Research
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other
    • We raise awareness of the causes of stroke and how to reduce the risk of having a stroke. To save lives, aid recovery, and reduce disability, we develop best-practice treatmentguidelines, support hospitals and health professionals, and promote research. We advocate for and implement personal, community, and government support services for stroke survivors and their families to reduce the distress caused by stroke.
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 87%
  • Part of multi-year grants: 13%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Stroke is one of Australias biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. With our supporters, 2016 saw a record number of free health checks delivered to Australians, investment in Australias first Stroke Ambulance, the launch of a new prevention campaign and an online resource to help health professionals deliver the very best in stroke care. Research has been undertaken both directly and through providing a grants program to health professionals and we continue to advocate for improved stroke services in Australias hospital and rehabilitation systems. Support to thousands of stroke survivors to help them live well after stroke remains a core program.Our 2016 Annual Review outlines these and other programs in more detail. Please see:
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
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 62
  • Part time employees: 25
  • Casual employees: 4
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 263

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 January 2016 to 31 December 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
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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