Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
Action on Poverty Limited
ABN
42002568005

About the charity

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • AFAP
  • AFAP Action on Poverty
  • Action on Poverty
Charity size
Large
Is the charity an incorporated association?
No
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Yes
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2019 reporting period
  • NSW fundraising number: 13944
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2187
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2433
  • TAS fundraising number: F1A-528
  • VIC fundraising number: 11868
  • WA fundraising number: CC20533
Basic Religious Charity
No

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Yes
Main activity
International activities
International activities undertaken
  • Transferring funds or goods overseas
  • Operating overseas including delivering programs
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Action on Poverty is an international development
organisation working across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
For 50 years we have been helping poor and vulnerable
communities to lift themselves out of poverty. From helping
Timorese families to grow their own nutritious foods, to
helping disadvantaged women in Cambodia learn business
skills – we target people with their own vision for change, and
help them make a difference that lasts.

We are a secular, independent non-government organisation
(NGO) that takes a rights-based approach to poverty
reduction. This means that we work to address the root
causes of poverty and not just its effects. We do this by
helping poor communities access the opportunities they
deserve, such as training and finance, to transform their lives.
We also strive to ensure the benefits of development are
shared equally, especially among marginalised groups such
as women, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Strong support translates to strong impact – this year, we reached
304,820 people in 14 countries with our life-changing projects.

In Africa, we improved access to health facilities, helped farmers
increase their productivity and nutrition, ensured girls can stay in
school, and boosted incomes by over $200 per year.

In Asia, our partnership with the World Mosquito Program saw
57,900 Vietnamese protected from debilitating and costly diseases
such as dengue. We also established tourism enterprises in six
new communities, provided micro-finance solutions targeting
women, supported community preschools, and offered literacy
training and business support for marginalised women.

In the Pacific, we empowered women who have survived gender based violence to start micro-enterprises; taught literacy and life skills to prisoners; and improved food security, nutrition, access to clean water, and governance among rural communities.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Bangladesh
    • Cambodia
    • Ethiopia
    • Fiji
    • Kiribati
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Solomon Islands
    • Tanzania
    • United Republic of
    • Timor-Leste
    • Tuvalu
    • Viet Nam
    • Zimbabwe
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
No
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 22
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 24
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 3

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
No
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
No
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Yes
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
Type of organisation
My charity is a charitable fundraising organisation
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
$7,135,072.00
Revenue from providing goods or services
$80,739.00
Revenue from government including grants
$2,647,150.00
Revenue from investments
$16,092.00
All other revenue
$19,032.00
Total revenue
$9,898,085.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$0.00
Total gross income
$9,898,085.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$4,032,000.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$5,219,136.00
All other expenses
$280,628.00
Total expenses
$9,531,764.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$366,321.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$366,321.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$3,008,373.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$116,149.00
Total non-current assets
$116,149.00
Total assets
$3,124,522.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$1,981,458.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$10,256.00
Total non-current liabilities
$10,256.00
Total liabilities
$1,991,714.00
Net assets/liabilities
$1,132,808.00