Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
From The Ground Up Ltd
ABN
78152504400

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Playground Ideas
Charity size
Medium
Fundraising online
No
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Other recreation
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Economic, social and community development
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Playground Ideas supports communities all over the world to create play spaces using local, low cost and recycled materials for children. Our free online resources are available for anyone, anywhere to use and we partner with local organisations around the globe to build creative, stimulating play spaces and promote the importance of play for children's development and long term wellbeing.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Playground Ideas' vision is to give anyone, anywhere the skills to create time and space for children to play. In the 2016/17 financial year, we worked towards this purpose through supporting the creation of approximately 492 playgrounds in 143 countries. In May, we launched our new website with improved user functionality and newfeatures including a crowdfunding platform for users. Since the launch of the new website, we estimate that there have been 55 projects added to the site each month (up from 35 per month the previous year). We added two new manuals, as well as an online drag and drop design tool, updated existing manuals and translated our play infographic into 23 different languages! And in addition to the support of our online community, we embarked on a huge project in India, partnering with local organisations to create 50 playgrounds across the country, and worked with a Vietnamese partner organisation to turn a city block into a play space in Danang. We also added four new partners to our Global Play Alliance.
Main beneficiary
Early childhood - aged under 6
Other beneficiaries
Overseas communities or charities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • AFG
    • ALB
    • ASM
    • AIA
    • ARG
    • ARM
    • AZE
    • BHS
    • BHR
    • BGD
    • BLZ
    • BTN
    • BOL
    • BWA
    • BRA
    • BFA
    • BDI
    • KHM
    • CAN
    • CHL
    • CHN
    • COL
    • COM
    • COD
    • CRI
    • CIV
    • CUB
    • DNK
    • DMA
    • DOM
    • ECU
    • EGY
    • SLV
    • ETH
    • FJI
    • FIN
    • FRA
    • GEO
    • DEU
    • GHA
    • GRC
    • GLP
    • GTM
    • GUY
    • HTI
    • HND
    • HKG
    • HUN
    • IND
    • IDN
    • IRN
    • IRL
    • ITA
    • JAM
    • JPN
    • KAZ
    • KEN
    • KOR
    • KGZ
    • LAO
    • LVA
    • LBN
    • LBR
    • LTU
    • MDG
    • MYS
    • MDV
    • MHL
    • MEX
    • MAR
    • MOZ
    • MMR
    • NAM
    • NPL
    • NLD
    • ANT
    • NZL
    • NIC
    • NGA
    • NOR
    • PAK
    • PAN
    • PRY
    • PER
    • PHL
    • POL
    • PRT
    • PRI
    • QAT
    • ROM
    • RWA
    • WSM
    • SAU
    • SEN
    • SRB
    • SLE
    • SGP
    • ZAF
    • ESP
    • SDN
    • SUR
    • SWZ
    • SYR
    • TWN
    • TZA
    • THA
    • TLS
    • TUR
    • UGA
    • UKR
    • ARE
    • GBR
    • USA
    • URY
    • VUT
    • VNM
    • ZMB
    • ZWE
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
No

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 35

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?
No

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$170,810.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$113,281.00
Revenue from government including grants
$0.00
Revenue from investments
$0.00
All other revenue
$0.00
Total revenue
$284,091.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total gross income
$284,091.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$148,167.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$125,064.00
Total expenses
$273,231.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$10,860.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$10,860.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$105,809.00
Total non-current assets
$2,611.00
Total assets
$108,420.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$10,590.00
Total non-current liabilities
$443.00
Total liabilities
$11,033.00
Net assets/liabilities
$97,387.00
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
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes