Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Action on Poverty Limited
ABN
42002568005

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • AFAP
  • AFAP Action on Poverty
  • Action on Poverty
Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Yes
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 - www.actiononpoverty.org
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
No
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?
No
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
No
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Yes
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
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
$6,566,142.00
Revenue from government including grants
$2,903,344.00
All other revenue
$928,457.00
Total revenue
$10,397,943.00
Other income (for example, gains)
$38,304.00
Total gross income
$10,436,247.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$666,470.00
Interest expenses
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$9,351,566.00
All other expenses
$268,404.00
Total expenses
$10,286,440.00
Net surplus/(deficit)
$149,807.00
Other comprehensive income
$0.00
Total comprehensive income
$149,807.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$2,576,979.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$36,296.00
Total non-current assets
$36,296.00
Total assets
$2,613,275.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$126,795.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$6,437.00
Total non-current liabilities
$6,437.00
Total liabilities
$133,232.00
Net assets/liabilities
$2,480,043.00