Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Caroline Chisholm Society

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Goulburn Valley Pregnancy and Family Support Service
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Social services
Main activities
  • Emergency and relief
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Caroline Chisholm Society supports pregnancy, children and families.We offer support from the moment a woman learns of her pregnancy to the time her youngest child goes to school. We help women to achieve a safe and nurturing environment for their children. We offer 1) new and pre-loved baby and maternity goods to families to alleviate the impact of poverty, 2) one-off appointments for counselling and support to empower families, and 3) ongoing casework to support good parenting while at risk of or facing homelessness, family violence and mental health issues. We see 1000-2000 per year, depending on funds and complexity of client needs.We are a grass roots agency, led by a voluntary Board focused in our local communities of Caroline Springs, Moonee Valley and Shepparton.You will find more details in our Annual Report (
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
  • Females
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Unemployed persons
  • Other
    • Pregnant women and their families

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 9
  • Part time employees: 12
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 150

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
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

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