Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Starfish Enterprises Network Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Starfish Initiatives
  • Starfish Associates
  • Starfish Foundation
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Grant-making activities
  • Housing activities
  • Research
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
Part of multi-year grants: 100%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Refer to our Annual Report on our website for full details.Since Starfish's inception, we have led or supported 131 sustainability initiatives involving 590 partner organisations, 159 funders, 297 contractors, 1,105 volunteers and 11,861 participants.As at today, the combined supporter base for all of our sustainability initiatives is more than 5,600 people.The diversity and reach of our sustainability work has similarly grown ~ with operations in Australia, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam plus a diverse portfolio of work encompassing renewable energy, regenerative farming, reconciliation, social housing, disability, natural funerals, youth development, leadership, governance and more.Starfish is well placed for the commencement of its new strategic plan and to continue to implement this range of rural sustainability initiatives as well as further expand the reach and impact of its work by utilising its comprehensive system of supporting systems, services, and sustainability professionals.It is poignant that Starfish Foundation was finally awarded tax deductible donation status after more than five years of negotiations, and was listed on the Australian Government Register of Environmental Organisations on 27 April 2016.This was the last major regulatory approval that Starfish required to be fully operational, and the official launch of Starfish is now being organised ~ eight years after we started work!
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • CHN
    • ETH
    • IDN
    • KEN
    • NFK
    • PER
    • VNM
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 315

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 July 2015 to 30 June 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