Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Children's Cancer Foundation

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
Grant-making activities
Main activities
  • Research
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Grant-making activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Children's Cancer Foundation's mission is to enable children with cancer to access the worlds best treatment and support and to build awareness of childhood cancer in the community and within governments. The Foundation supports families undergoing treatment, partners with hospitals to deliver clinical excellence and invests in clinical research and clinical trials to develop new and kinder treatments for children with cancer. The Foundation supports families through the stress of cancer treatment by funding the salaries of Family Resource Coordinators, by funding family counselling services, providing therapeutic storybooks and Music and Art Therapy to assist children with adapting to treatment. The Foundation also funds The Beaded Journey, a therapeutic program which helps each patient mark every treatment milestone with a special bead; this program assists children and their families to cope with their cancer experience and relate their experience visually. In 2017 the Foundation announced major grant commitments of $8.5 million for projects that span the cancer treatment journey, from family support and clinical care to ground breaking clinical research and clinical trials, including one national project. At all times, the Foundation raises funds efficiently and ethically. The Foundation does not conduct public raffles or telemarketing. Funds are raised through The Million Dollar Lunch, community fundraising, corporate sponsorship and donations. A volunteer board of directors and a large team of dedicated volunteers help us maximise our fundraising income, while the generosity of many pro bono supporters office space, marketing, design, legal and insurance ensure that our administration overheads over the past 5 years have averaged just 14%. For the latest news from the Foundation, visit:
Main beneficiary
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Other beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Families
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 95

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
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?

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?

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?
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: 1002315