Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Cars For Hope Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Main activities
  • Health promotion
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Cars For Hope Incorporated undertook various activities during the 2015-2016 financial year, which actively raised awareness of mental health issues and promoted the prevention of mental illness. These included: providing information and help resources; maintaining a public blog and social media platforms; commissioning merchandise and other awareness materials; hosting awareness campaigns and community events, and; investing in the research and treatment of mental health in Australia.General information and help resources have been provided and accessed on the Cars For Hope website, as well as at public community events. This includes information about professional Australian medical and mental illness support services.Maintaining a public online blog and social media platforms has helped broaden the reach of Cars For Hope Incorporateds activities, and has allowed our target audience to feel greater connected to the charity. One of the most successful online blog campaigns has been Stories, which gives an insight into the minds and lives of people with the lived experience of mental illness and helps to support people who are currently experiencing ill mental health.Cars For Hope Incorporated has effectively used merchandise and other materials as awareness resources to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness, as well as be a tactile conversation starter for mental health and encourage open conversation.By extension, hosting awareness campaigns and community events between 2015-2016 has allowed improved public knowledge of the charity and exposed people to the work we do. All of these events and campaigns were met with much positive support and response from the automotive community and beyond.Lastly, was investing in the research and treatment of mental health in Australia. $2000 was donated to the Black Dog Institute between 2015-2016, which went directly towards improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness such as depression and suicide.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
New South Wales
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Males
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
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

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet Extract

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