Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Clontarf Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Sports
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so, equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and to more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn to raise their self-esteem.The vehicle for achieving this outcome is football.The Foundation works by using the existing passion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys have for football to attract the boys to school and keep them there. Our programmes are delivered through a network of Academies established in partnership with schools. Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.Our Academies provide an important school- engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend or have low school attendance.Full-time, locally-based Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students on a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues while the school caters for their educational needs.Using a comprehensive approach of supportive relationships, a welcoming environment, and a diverse range of activities, the students develop improved self-esteem and confidence which enables them to participate in education, employment and society in a positive way.Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles and sport. In order to remain the programme, participants must continue to work at their schooling and embrace the objectives of the Foundation.Academy members are not selected on football ability, although many of those attracted to the Academy have some aptitude for the game. In order to remain in the Academy, members must consistently endeavour to:attend school regularly,apply themselves to the study of appropriate courses,embrace the Academys requirements for behaviour and self-discipline.Upon completing the programme, graduates are assisted to find employment. Specialist Clontarf Employment Officers are engaged to do this, as well as to provide support until graduates become comfortable with their new jobs and surroundings.The approach has proven to be very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and retaining them but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lifestyles.
Main beneficiary
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Other beneficiaries
  • Males
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 318
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 320
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 90

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
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?

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?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia

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
  • NSW fundraising number: CFN24286
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2902
  • VIC fundraising number: 14070
  • WA fundraising number: CC20638