Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?

Charity programs

Program name
The Gatekeeper's Cottage
Program classification
Historic preservation
Program locations
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street North, N Ballarat VIC, Australia
Program beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Females
  • Males
  • General community in Australia

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
The Foundation's overriding purpose is to raise funds to provide a strong, sustainable financial basis to support the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Other purposes include advancing the natural environment in the Botanical Gardens and, in so doing, advancing and preserving the heritage of the Gardens as a horticultural museum.

To achieve the Foundation’s overall mission and the Foundation has:
• undertaken activities to generate financial and community support for the maintenance and development of the Gardens;
• developed relationships with key stakeholders, in particular the City of Ballarat;
• has applied the principals of good governance, and meet all compliance and regulatory requirements;
• provided a mechanism for the broader community to contribute financially to the long-term benefit of the Gardens.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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