Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Australian Flora Foundation Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Grant-making activities
Main activities
  • Environmental activities
  • Research
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • For capacity building of the grant recipients: 100%
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 100%
  • Part of multi-year grants: 35%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Our activities are in two directions: firstly raising and maintaining the real value of our funds, and secondly funding research into the biology and cultivation of the Australian flora. Full details can be found on the website The first has involved promotion of the Foundation with the Ecological Society of Australia and the Australian Plants Society. A financial subcommittee advises on investments. The second involves annual decisions making on the priority for the next years grants. Then a Call for Applications is sent to currently 69 Australian institutions conducting research on Australian Plants. Approximately 30 preliminary applications are received, and short-listed to about 6 which most closely meet the priorities of the Foundation. These are sent to our Scientific Committee, composed of five outstanding scientists working on Australian Plants. Their recommendations form the basis for the final grant awards. The outcomes of the research are given in final reports, which are posted on the website, and in publications in scientific journals, abstracts of which are published on the website.Annual reports can be found at
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
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 11

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
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
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites