Starlight total programs reach

In line with our strategic objectives, the reach of Starlight’s programs has grown. The total number of Starlight experiences made with seriously ill children and young people through our programs was 625,508 an increase of 8%.

To deliver our Starlight programs to the “ideal reach” we must continue to expand our programs which will require continued increases in our fundraising.

Amplifying our impact

We know the quality and impact of our programs is high and we continue to invest in research to ensure what we do continues to be effective and efficient.

We are also committed to understanding and improving the impact of our Starlight programs. We have completed two Social Return On Investment studies (SROI) to quantify our impact and community value.

2019 Income and expenses

In 2019 Starlight earned gross income of $35million.

Gross income has increased 12.4% v 2018 with strong growth being seen across a number of areas.

Expenses over the same period were $40.4million.

Over the last two years Starlight returned to investing in Sustainable Donor Acquisition which has contributed to the revenue increase in 2019.

2019 Program spend

Expenditure on Starlight Programs has increased 5% in 2019 which represents 58% of our core income in 2019.

$1,198,069 is the value of volunteer hours contributed to Starlight programs for the year.

We received $4,298,673 total value of donated goods and services used in program delivery.

This includes:

  • Volunteer Hours

  • Flights, donated from our Wishgranting Partner Virgin Australia, accommodation and other activities critical to grant life changing Starlight Wishes

  • Toys, games from amazing partners like EB Games and art supplies for our Starlight Express Rooms & Livewire

Thank you to all our volunteers and all who have donated other goods and services critical for program delivery.

Our impact reaches far and wide

We are the broadest reaching children's charity in Australia, supporting children and teens with all types of illness

Captain Starlight brightens the lives of children in major, metropolitan, regional & rural hospitals across Australia.

We delivered over 513,000 positive Starlight experiences including 126,679 created by new initiatives in 2020

Our annual reviews including financial reports

2020 Annual Review

2019 Annual Review

2018 Annual Review