Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Cottage By The Sea Queenscliff Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Social services
Main activities
  • Environmental activities
  • Other recreation
  • Other
    • Cottage by the Sea offers week long camps for disadvantaged children and respite for families.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2015/16 Cottage by the Sea provided 1300 disadvantaged young people with a camp experience in a positive, healthy and active environment. Cottage by the Sea aims to empower disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well-being. We do this through a range of activities and programs. Our vision is that every child deserves a happy and healthy childhood. We offer camps to children marginalised for a wide range of reasons. Staff work closely with community counsellors, schools and foster agencies to select the children who attend our camps. Trained / qualified staff co-ordinate activities, including beach games, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, canoeing, rock pool rambling, bike riding as well as indoor activities (e.g. art, craft, cooking, music, drama). Recreational activities, along with rest and plentiful nutritious food, are the order of the day. Strong emphasis is placed on co-operation, teamwork and respect for self, others and the environment. Our primary objective is to provide disadvantaged young people with inspiration, fun and opportunity. Our strategic goals are: to inspire young people to live their dreamsto give kids a fun time and lifelong memoriesto provide young people with opportunities to grow and to achieveto improve school attendanceto encourage children to be more activeto endorse the benefits of healthy eating habitsto support well-being by increasing self-esteem and confidenceto advocate respect for self and othersto reduce depression in teenagers and youthThe Take a Break program covers our mainstream weekly Cottage camps. This program also includes camps offered to children from areas affected by disasters such as bushfires and floods, as well as Refugee families. Children are supported to fit into a homely and nurturing environment that ensures they feel both safe and appreciated. The REEF program is an experiential learning program designed to give young leaders of the future a head start. Beginning in grade six, the two year program follows a group of students through their final year of primary school and their first year of secondary school. The young people attend camps based at Cottage by the Sea or offsite in a range of outdoor environments. The REEF program provides an important adjunct to school, presenting students with an opportunity to develop their potential.Graduates of the REEF program are eligible to become CBTS Mentors. The Mentor program includes students in year 8 up until year 12. Please click the following link to view our 2015/16 annual report.
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
  • Victoria
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: 8
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 15
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 130

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.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Balance Sheet extract

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