Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Variety Queensland Inc

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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QLD incorporated association number: IA16832
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2019 reporting period
QLD fundraising number: CH1255
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
Grant-making activities
Main activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Sports
  • Other recreation
  • Other education
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Variety empowers Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live laugh and learn. Our vision is for all Australian children to reach their full potential regardless of ability or background.

In 2019, Variety Queensland gave 6,523 Aussie kids a fair go through grants of equipment and services, Variety Heart Scholarships, programs and experiences.

We provided 97 grants of equipment and services to provide practical help to kids and organisations in need. These grants help children gain independence and social inclusion by providing mobility equipment, Variety Sunshine Coaches, communications equipment, and educational supplies.

We awarded 27 Variety Heart Scholarships of up to $5,000 per year per child in the areas of sports, arts and education. These scholarships fund lessons/coaching, uniforms, equipment and travel fees to help children with an identified talent to achieve their dreams.

We delivered programs including the Variety Kids Sports Camp, which gave 25 kids with disabilities the opportunity to try 9 different sports with the help of mentors and Paralympians, as well as the Variety Kids Choir, which provides an inclusive all-abilities opportunity to sing and have fun.

We delivered a variety of engaging and joyful experiences to kids in need and their families, including the annual Variety Special Children's Christmas Party and Variety Sea of Smiles, which gives kids with a disability the opportunity to experience water sports including jet skiing.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of disaster
  • Other
    • Children Under 13, Other Charities, Disadvantages Schools.

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 9
  • Part time employees: 6
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 13.48
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 350

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019
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?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
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Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
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