Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Contact Incorporated

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Contact Inc.
  • Contact
Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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NSW incorporated association number: Y0890118
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
NSW fundraising number: CFN/18174
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Social services
  • Employment and training
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
How does Contact change the impacts of isolation?

We:serves the community by working directly with families, carer’s agencies and all levels of Government, through a range of roles including:
 Undertaking ongoing fieldtrips to rural and remote areas to learn first hand of community key issues, barriers and happenings as essential part of the organisation’s service delivery model;
 Maintaining extensive links and associations with rural and remote communities, families, services and organisations;
 Encouraging and assisting within the development of new responsive child and family services and links between rural services and groups;
 Acting as a catalyst to evolve and develop new approaches and services in response to identified child, family and community needs;
 Contributing specialised information and expert advice to Government and human services agencies regarding areas of need;
 Consolidating rural and remote existing services and advocating for new children’s services and programs;
 Responding to identified financial and resourcing needs by assisting communities and agencies in the identification of appropriate ways to address emerging or identified child and family needs and requirements, as well as in the preparation and presentation of submissions and proposals as relevant;
 Initiating and supporting research relating to isolated children, families and communities; and
 Producing specialised reports and documents relevant to the needs of the catchment group; and as required
 Initiating and implementing essential training, mentoring, resourcing, support and skilling initiatives for rural and remote children, families and services.

Contact resources isolated children, families and communities and the services, which work with them. We provide telephone support and a range of print and audio–visual resources. We visit isolated communities to update on community happenings provide information and support as required. We help develop new services and help link existing services and groups together. We help devise programs and strategies to meet community needs.

Contact helps communities and families to access resources that are relevant to them and helps inform governments and organisations about needs. We organise activity days, discussion days and linkup days for isolated children, families, services and the wider community. We initiate, support and conduct research and we contribute specialised information and expert advice to government and agencies through ongoing action research focusing on the needs of isolated children and families.

Contact advocates on behalf of isolated children, families and communities. We show the evidence for new services and programs and help communities access funding for services. We speak to governments and organisations working with children and families about identified needs relating to isolation.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
People in rural/regional/remote communities
Other beneficiaries
  • General community within Australia
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Other
    • Isolated children, families and communities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 3
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 30

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Accounting method used in the 2018 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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