Annual Information Statement 2020

Legal Name
Australian Society Of Soil Science Incorporated

About the charity

Charity size
Does the charity fundraise online?
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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ACT incorporated association number: A00318
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Is the charity a Basic Religious Charity?

Charity programs

Program name
Soils in Schools Program
Program classification
Education support
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Program beneficiaries
Children - aged 6 to under 15

Description of the charities activities and outcomes
Soil Science Australia's mission is to promote the importance of soil in the Australian environment, build a strong and collaborative soil science community, influence policy development, as well as advance the professional capability of our members. Due to COVID-19, associated lockdowns and travel restrictions, 2020 presented unique challenges to Soil Science Australia. SSA's strategic plan addresses four pillars of advocacy, accreditation, education and community. The Society addressed these by presenting numerous online webinars and a Basic Soils Refresher training course. Further, SSA in consultation with the National Soils Advocate and Soils For Life also contributed to the Parliamentary Friends of Soil Group. The Society also engaged an independent consultant to take its Soils in Schools program national.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 5
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 70

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period

Income and Expenses

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