Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Free the Bears Ltd
ABN
23763253031

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Free the Bears
Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Animal protection
General activities
  • Environmental activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • International activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Research
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Free the Bears Fund works with expert affiliate and partner groups on projects that will make a significant impact on animal welfare, conservation and awareness. The Charity works with national and provincial government partners to ensure the best chance of long-term success for each programme. Primary objectives for 2013/14 included;Continued support for efforts aimed at reducing illegal poaching of bears in Cambodia, and further development of the Cambodian Bear Sanctuary as a world-class facility for life-long care of bears and public educationIncreased support for efforts aimed at ending bear bile farming in Lao PDR through ground-breaking research into wild bear populations, enhanced environmental awareness amongst the general public and continued care for any bears rescued from exploitive situationsOngoing support for the life-time care of former dancing bears in India and monitoring of Kalandar communities to ensure that alternative livelihoods adopted following the cessation of bear dancing are sustainable and lead to improved welfare for the community.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • Communities overseas
  • Women
  • Men
  • All ages

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 39
  • Part time employees: 10
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 101TO500
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • KHM
    • IND
    • IDN
    • LAO
    • THA
    • VNM

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
4.00
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
4.00

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
No
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
$0.00
B Donations and bequests
$938,177.00
C All other revenue
$404,607.00
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
$1,342,784.00
E Other income
$61,853.00
F Total gross income (d+e)
$1,404,637.00
Expenses
G Employee expenses
$89,118.00
H Interest
$0.00
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$938,124.00
K All other expenses
$157,620.00
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
$1,184,862.00
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)
$219,775.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
N Total current assets
$614,004.00
O Non-current loans
$0.00
P Other non-current assets
$3,989.00
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
$3,989.00
R Total assets (n+q)
$617,993.00
Liabilities
S Total current liabilities
$93,023.00
T Non-current loans
$0.00
U Other non-current liabilities
$0.00
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
$0.00
W Total liabilities (s+v)
$93,023.00
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)
$524,970.00