Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Cottage By The Sea Queenscliff Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Social services
Main activities
Other recreation
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Cottage by the Sea provided over 1200 disadvantaged young people with a camp experience in a positive, healthy and active environment in 2016/2017. Cottage by the Sea aims to empower disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well-being through our programs and activities. Our vision is that every child deserves a happy and healthy childhood. The children that are chosen to participate are selected for a range of reasons, often they are affected in some way by any of the following: family breakdown/dysfunction, domestic violence, emotional/physical trauma, social/economic/cultural disadvantage. Staff work closely with community counsellors, schools and foster agencies to identify the children who benefit from our programs and attend our camps.On our camps, qualified / trained staff co-ordinate activities including beach games, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, canoeing, rock pool rambling, bike riding as well as indoor activities such as art, craft, cooking, music and drama. These recreational activities, along with rest and plentiful nutritious food are the order of the day with a strong emphasis being placed on co-operation, teamwork and respect for self, others and the environment. Our primary objective is to provide the children with inspiration, fun and opportunity. Our strategic goals are:To inspire young people to live their dreamsTo give kids a fun time and lifelong memoriesTo provide young people with opportunities to grow and achieveTo improve school attendanceTo encourage the children to be more activeTo endorse the benefits of healthy eating habitsTo support well-being by increasing self-esteem and confidenceTo advocate respect for self and othersTo reduce depression in teenagers and youthOur Take a Break program covers our mainstream weekly Cottage camps. This camp is also offered to children from areas affected by disasters such as bushfires and floods as well as refugee families. Children are supported to fit into a homely and nurturing environment that ensures they feel both safe and appreciated.The REEF program which begins in grade 6, is an experiential learning program designed to give young leaders of the future a head start and the opportunity to develop their potential. The 2 year program follows a group of students through their final year of primary school and their first year of secondary school. The students attend camps both onsite at Cottage by the Sea and offsite in a range of outdoor environments. Graduates of the REEF program are eligible to join the Mentor program which provides an important adjunct to school from year 8 to year 12 where the participants attend camps, fundraising events and have training and volunteering opportunities.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Families
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 7
  • Part time employees: 6
  • Casual employees: 11
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 18
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 130

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
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

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
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
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

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?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
VIC incorporated association number: A0006878E
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
VIC fundraising number: 10673