Bright Futures Child Aid and Development Fund Australia

Bright Futures


Bright Futures Child Aid & Development Fund Australia (Bright Futures) ABN 76 803 488 074 is a Company Limited by Guarantee and not for profit entity which operates within the structure of its Constitution- Bright Futures.

International Partnership:  Bright Futures works in partnership with capable, well established Christian development agencies in each of its areas of operation in India, Uganda, Pakistan and Kenya.

Code of Conduct:  Bright Futures is a member agency and Code of Conduct Signatory of the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID).  ACFID is the peak body for international development organisations in Australia and provides a framework and monitoring mechanism for sound and ethical development practice.

Tax Deductibility:  Donations to the Bright Futures Australia – Overseas Aid Fund, a public fund operated by Bright Futures and approved by the ATO under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme, are tax deductible.

Membership:  The Bright Futures constitution provides for two categories of membership, namely, individual membership and organisation membership.  Four Board members are appointed by the individual membership and four are appointed by organisation member, World Relief Australia (ABN 71 714 394 492).

Board Governance:  Formally established on Australia Day 2005, Bright Futures is governed by an experienced Board with a wide range of skills in management, education, law, international development and medicine. The Board meets regularly to receive reports, plan and determine policies necessary for the efficient and ethical operations of Bright Futures in accordance with good governance practice.

Organisational Management:  Day-to-day management of the affairs of Bright Futures is delegated to an experienced Executive Officer, Paul Madden AM appointed by the Board.

Audit and Regulatory Compliance:  An auditor is appointed by the Board to provide an annual audit of the financial operations of the agency and public ancillary fund returns are provided to the ATO. Additionally, the Bright Futures is registered with, and reports to, the Australian Charitable and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC).

Bright Futures Board Members

    • Sarah Spiker (Chair)
    • Roger Bryson (Deputy Chair)
    • Lee Haakmeester (Treasurer)
    • Dr Lynton Stacey
    • Don Van Cooten
    • Carl Ginger
    • Fred Chilton
    • Philip Good

Bright Futures Child Aid & Development Fund Australia Ltd

ACN 166 546 167   ABN: 76 803 488 074

Bank Details:

Bright Futures Australia – Overseas Aid Fund
Bank:         Westpac
BSB:           035-002
Acc No:     392116

Tax Deductibility

Bright Futures Child Aid & Development Fund Australia Ltd is approved under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme as a deductible gift recipient (DGR1).  Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC)

A charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC)

A member organisation of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

Project Support Team

Members of Bright Futures participate in a project advisory committee which provides input and advice to Board, Executive and Project Coordinators. The project advisory group membership is listed in the Bright Futures organisation chart