Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Variety Queensland Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Grant-making activities
Main activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Sports
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
  • Other recreation
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • For capacity building of the grant recipients: 50%
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 100%
  • Part of multi-year grants: 5%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Variety empowers Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live laugh and learn. Our vision is for all Australian children to reach their full potential regardless of ability or background. In 2016, Variety Queensland directly impacted 14,262 children across Queensland by providing grants through our three key programs - Freedom, Future and Caring for Kids.We provided 27 grants through our Freedom program, helping 2,533 children gain independence by providing financial support for mobility equipment, positioning and in-home care needs. This includes the provision of custom modified tricycles and bikes, wheelchairs, specialist car seats and more.We provided 42 grants through our Future Kids program, helping 6,524 children realise their potential by providing financial support for education and communication equipment. This includes the provision of specialist computer packages, communication devices, scholarships, camps, regional and special education school support, sensory playgrounds and more.We provided 21 grants through our Caring for Kids program, by providing 5,205 children with medical items and care equipment so that sick children can live happy, healthy lives. This includes nebulisers, electric beds for families at home, supporting paediatric hospital wards, children's respite and rehabilitation centres and more.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Other
    • Disadvantaged Schools
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 7
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 500

Section D: Finance

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?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 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
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities