Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Asthma Foundations Australia
ABN
47931649319

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Asthma Australia delivers services to people with asthma and their carers. We work collaboratively to ensure our resources are used efficiently and effectively to help people with asthma improve their quality of life through initiatives that reduce the burden of disease. Our Strategic Framework for Asthma Research supports studies that will prevent, treat and cure asthma as well as foster innovation, including clinical and population health projects. Our programs provide accessible, affordable, evidence based services to improve the quality of life for those living with asthma. Through our 1800 Asthma Helpline, consumers can have their immediate asthma needs attended to. Ongoing connectivity can be established through Asthma Assist with follow up contact to check on progress. Through private donor investment the COACH program provides a structured, quality assured telehealth option for consumers to improve asthma health outcomes in conjunction with their health care provider. The Community Support Program (CSP) offers group asthma education and resources for people with asthma and their carers and for health professionals. Referral pathways are built into the CSP, establishing a more supportive cycle of care for our consumers. The Asthma Child and Adolescent Program (ACAP) trains school staff to provide more supportive environments for students with asthma. Student information session increase understanding of asthma and how to help a mate having trouble breathing. Asthma management information for parents is promoted through school communities. ACAP also has a focus on young people with targeted resources, a designated Facebook page and an app being developed for release in early 2017. Consumers now seek information through online options, reducing our carbon footprint substantially. Our national website brings all Foundation websites under the Asthma Australia brand. An Asthma App provides a teaching tool for health professionals and helps consumers increase their adherence to medication. Social media is a popular format and includes targeted campaigns and surveys. All programs are informed by independent evaluations to explore better ways to be effective with our resources and services. Further efficiencies through our process to establish a single national asthma entity for Australia combines the work of Asthma Australia and the National Asthma Council. Together we have drafted the 2020 National Asthma Strategy, outlining priority reforms and identifying target populations to ensure our combined services reach out to people and communities across Australia with limited access.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • NZL
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
No

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 6
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
No
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
No

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$415,536.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$6,685.00
Revenue from government including grants
$3,104,524.00
Revenue from investments
$73,769.00
All other revenue
$1,294,988.00
Total revenue
$4,895,502.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$82,332.00
Total gross income
$4,977,834.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$653,215.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$3,708,829.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$669,256.00
Total expenses
$5,031,300.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$-53,466.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$-53,466.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$4,304,799.00
Non-current loans receivable
$8,889.00
Other non-current assets
$0.00
Total non-current assets
$8,889.00
Total assets
$4,313,688.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$2,857,371.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$231,037.00
Total non-current liabilities
$231,037.00
Total liabilities
$3,088,408.00
Net assets/liabilities
$1,225,280.00
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No

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?
Yes
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
ACT incorporated association number: A2063
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes