Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Telethon Kids Institute

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The Telethon Kids Institute's research focus is in four main areas - the early environment; brain and behaviour; chronic diseases; and aboriginal health. There are numerous research projects and programs within and between these focus areas as well as many other research projects undertaken at the Institute. Our 2014 showcase projects which demonstrate our commitment to delivering real outcomes are ARREST CF (cystic fibrosis); children's cancer; diabetes; D-light (vitamin D); FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders); and the ORIGINS project (to establish a new birth cohort).Other highlights include research into the link between vitamin D during pregnancy and post-natal depression; the fact that children and youth treated for ADHD are more likely to come into contact with the justice system; the long term impacts of early lung infections in young children with cystic fibrosis and recommended changes to monitoring techniques; children born to older mothers fare well when it comes to behaviour; the rate of childhood type 1 diabetes was twice as high in the south of WA than the north; having a positive friend is a protective factor for Aboriginal young people living in high risk family environments; and participation in research out of the NT that outlined the efficacy, feasibility and benefits of a new, non-infection treatment for skin sores. Much of our philanthropic funding support is from community fundraising, bequests, philanthropy, major gifts from individuals and corporate partnerships, and in-memorium gifts. Funds raised are used to support specific research programs, enable the recruitment and retention of key researchers, provide scholarships for students and early/mid career researchers as well as to support research in general.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 208
  • Part time employees: 153
  • Casual employees: 75
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 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
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)