Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
The Pyjama Foundation Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other
    • The Pyjama Foundation mentors children in the foster care system
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Pyjama Foundation is committed to changing the educational future of children in the foster care system and to therefore change the direction of their life path. The Pyjama Foundation trains committed volunteers from the community to mentor a foster child in the foster home on a weekly basis. The volunteers meet with the children weekly to read, tutor and implement educational play, while offering a safe and trusted friendship. The program was initially based on the empirically proven impact of a simple activity that most take for granted - having books read to them. The program has now expanded into numeracy and a variety of life skills, socialization and life mentoring. The volunteers deliver a specifically designed literacy and numeracy model which encapsulates the theory of making learning fun. The volunteers have access to specific books, puzzles and educational games which they take out and share with the children. The aims of the program also include broadening the childs support networks and providing relief and support for the childrens foster carers. We are providing an effective community approach to teaching and protecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged children. This approach is to facilitate, not just educational support, but the nurturing of a meaningful relationship.
Main beneficiary
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Other beneficiaries
  • Females
  • Males
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Other
    • The Pyjama Foundation mentors children in the foster care system, between the ages of 0-18 years. The organisation has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and life skills.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 11
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 3
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 16
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 1450

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General 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?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

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?
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: 22057
  • QLD fundraising number: CH1730