Annual Information Statement 2014

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

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
International activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Established in 1968, AFAP is an independent, secular, fully accredited Australian development organisation. AFAPs work is targeted on programs that are aimed at alleviating poverty in developing countries. We work in partnership with local organisations that are independent agencies employing local professionals. AFAP takes a rights-based approach to poverty reduction and works 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 to poverty are complex and interlinked. We pay attention to providing education and access to information and to issues of social inclusion in our programs. AFAP works with local communities to identify what their needs and aspirations are as well as to identify 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 changeGovernance, social accountability and inclusion Health Water and Sanitation Short 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-based development Our work is informed by principles aimed at achieving the above long-term goals including:Upholding the dignity and human rights of every individualSupporting communities to help themselvesUndertaking activities that address the needs and interests identified by the people with whom we workProviding challenging, supportive and safe work environments where people can improve their skills and knowledge.Our short-term objectives outlined in the AFAP Strategic Framework 2014-16 are to:1.Deliver innovative and quality programs that improve peoples lives2.Forge partnerships that add value to our work.3.Inspire Australians to take action on reducing poverty 4.Progressively strengthen AFAP as an organisation so we can provide effective support to our partners.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
Communities overseas

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 20
  • Part time employees: 8
  • Casual employees: 3
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • FJI
    • KEN
    • LAO
    • MWI
    • MOZ
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • WSM
    • SLB
    • TZA
    • VNM
    • ZMB
    • ZWE

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)