Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Action on Poverty Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • AFAP
  • AFAP Action on Poverty
  • Action on Poverty
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Established in 1968,Action on Poverty is an independent, secular, Australian developmentorganisation which is fully accredited with DFAT.Action on Povertys work is targeted on programs that are aimed at alleviating poverty in developingcountries. We work in partnership with local organisations that are independent agenciesemploying local professionals. Action on Poverty takes a rights-based approach to poverty reduction andworks towards addressing the underlying causes of poverty, not only the direct effects of it.Therefore we take a multi-sectoral approach to development because the issues that contribute topoverty are complex and interlinked. We pay attention to providing education and access toinformation and to issues of social inclusion in our programs.Action on Poverty works with local communities to identify what their needs and aspirations are as well as toidentify what existing assets and capacity is. The key pillars that underpin our programs are: Food Security Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment Environmental management, and building resistance to the effects of climate change Governance, social accountability and inclusion Health Water and SanitationShort and Long term ObjectivesOur long-term objectives are embodied in our Vision, Mission statements, which are as follows:OUR VISION - A just world through community partnershipsOUR MISSION -To be a leading agent for poverty reduction through effective community-baseddevelopmentRefer our annual reports -
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • FJI
    • KEN
    • KIR
    • LAO
    • MWI
    • MOZ
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • PNG
    • SLB
    • TZA
    • TLS
    • VNM
    • ZMB
    • ZWE
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
Overseas communities or charities

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 21
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 14

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
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