Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Empower Golf Australia Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Empower Golf Australia (EGA) has continued to hold numerous Come & Try Days at a number of golf courses throughout Australia. These Days have been used not only to expose the individual gf clubs, their staff and members to the benefits of assisting those less able to play golf, but to encourage those who are less able, irrespective of whether they have or have not played golf before, to either return to golf or to take golf up asa new sport. In addition to these hands on sessions EGA has also presented at various golf clubs and other organisations throughout this period; plus received both newspaper, radio and television coverage.In attracting less able individuals to golf, there is not only a physical and psychological benefit to the individual, but also benefits to their family and supporters, as these individuals become a part of the golfing community, golf being a sport for all ages, genders and abilities. EGA, previously, with the Sargood Foundation assisted with the funding of a paragolfer for Long Reef Golf Club in NSW. Long Reef has subsequently become a hub for EGA and this paragolfer is available for clients of Sargood on Collaroy (a purpose built facility for individuals living with spinal cord injury) and also available for general use by other individuals living with disabilities. EGA has also financed additional paragolfers into more golf clubs around Australia and with these golf clubs created additional hubs. The paragolfer is a purpose built golf cart that facilitates play for less able individuals. This year EGA also held its first golf tournament for disabled individuals. EGA has also become a registered NDIS provider in a number of categories. In undertaking the above activities, EGA has not only helped raise the awareness of disabled sport but increased the participation of less abled in sport, specifically golf. As such EGA has achieved its charitable purpose.
Main beneficiary
People with disabilities
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
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 25

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period

Income Statement summary

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

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

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?