Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Special Olympics Australia
ABN
28050738728

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
No
Financial year ends
31/12
Charity size
Large
Purposes of charity
Other: Special Olympics Australia charitable purpose focuses on enriching the lives of more Australians living with an intellectual disability. We aim to do this through a holistic approach to athlete well-being including sports training, athletic competition and engaging the broader community. Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. Our 4 year national strategy encompasses how we aim to do this through Advancing Quality Sports and Competition, Building Community Partnerships, Connecting Fans and Funds, Developing A Strong Leadership and Volunteer Culture and Establishing Sustainable Capabilities.
Basic Religious Charity
No
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Other activity
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • International activities
  • Sports
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other recreation and social club activity
  • Other
    • Disability Services
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Special Olympics Australia charitable purpose focuses on a holistic approach to athlete well-being including sports training and athletic competition. 2013 saw our athlete participation grow 6.5% to reach 8,232 and continue to engage 2,435 volunteers. Following our 4 year strategy, we conducted an independent and comprehensive sports review to ensure we continue to meet the needs of athletes and volunteers. Additional competition pathways were promoted for Australian athletes including hosting the inaugural Asia Pacific Games in Australia. We continue to engage current and new corporate, community and government partnerships in meaningful events with shared values. Greater emphasis was placed on the Athlete Leadership Program with ambassador representation a major consideration at the Asia Pacific Games. Inclusive participation and community awareness continues to be a significant element when working with the community, sports groups and health care practitioners.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • People with disabilities
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Other
    • Families and carers of people with an intellectual disability.

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 25
  • Part time employees: 12
  • Volunteers: 2435
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.