Annual Information Statement 2017
From The Ground Up Ltd
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
- 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.
Early childhood - aged under 6
Overseas communities or charities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
- Other Countries
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: 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?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
All other revenue:
Other income (for example, gains):
Total gross income:
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
All other expenses:
Other comprehensive income:
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Balance Sheet extract
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Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Section E: Annual report
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?