Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Empower Golf Australia Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Since Empower Golf Australia's (EGA) inception its aim has been to facilitate and promote golf for less abled Australians. To this aim EGA has continued to hold numerous "Come & Try" days at innumerable golf courses throughout Australia. These days have been used to encourage those who are less able, irrespective of whether they have or have not played golf before to either return to golf or to take golf up as a new sport. These days have also been used to expose individual golf clubs, their staff and current members to the benefits of assisting less abled individuals to play golf and to actively encourage staff and members, after appropriate training, to volunteer to assist these less abled players as and when required. A number of these "Come & Try" days have been run in association with Sydney's Royal Rehab "Return to Sport" initiative and the Sargood Foundation. EGA has continued to make presentations to golf clubs and other organisations all around the country including demonstrating and promoting the "paragolfer'', a purpose built golf cart that facilitates play for less abled individuals. This has resulted in more paragolfers being available at clubs for individuals use, as well as some individuals purchasing their own paragolfers. EGA has also encouraged clubs when necessary to improve course and club access for those less able. Continued newspaper, radio, online and television coverage has further promoted EGA. In attracting less abled individuals to golf, there is not only a physical and psychological benefit to the individual, but also benefits to their family and supporters, as these individuals become a part of the golfing community, golf being a sport for all ages, genders and abilities. In undertaking the above activities EGA has not only helped raise the awareness of disabled sport but increased participation of less abled in sport.
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
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
  • People with disabilities
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
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

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