Annual Information Statement 2017

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
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Our story
Action on Poverty is a fully-accredited international aid organisation based in Sydney, Australia. Together with our network of partners, we empower vulnerable communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific to break the cycle of entrenched poverty. We target those with their own vision for change, and help them make a difference that lasts.
Our vision
For all people to transcend the injustice, indignity, and inequality of entrenched poverty
Our mission
To empower local changemakers to break the cycle of poverty in their communities
Our values

As we work towards achieving our mission, we commit to the following core values:

o upholding the dignity and human rights of every individual
o dealing truthfully, honestly and transparently at all times
o supporting communities to help themselves
o undertaking activities that address the needs and interests identified by the people with whom we are working
o being accountable to all our development partners
o operating with a spirit of
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Highlights of 2016-17:-- over 422,000 people helped to break the cycle of poverty in their communities- 31,361 in food security programs in Africa- 126,390 people in education programs across Asia- 100,325 people in health programs in the PacificMain programs in 2016-17 :--Food Security-Livelihoods and economic empowerment-Environment, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction- Governance- Health-Water and sanitation- Social InclusionOur annual report for 2016-17 shows the full scope of our work -
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 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
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 15
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 16
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 8

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
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?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
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
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
  • NSW fundraising number: 13944
  • QLD fundraising number: CH2187
  • SA fundraising number: CCP2433
  • VIC fundraising number: 11868
  • WA fundraising number: CC20533