Our Partners

We believe working in partnership with local organisations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific is the best way to alleviate poverty.

Working in partnership is inclusive, sustainable and cost-effective. By sharing resources and drawing on local knowledge, we can achieve long-term development that helps people lift themselves out of poverty.

Our Action on Poverty Partnership Program (APP) has mobilised tens of millions of dollars to support grassroots initiatives, while also helping our partners gain the skills and experience they need to become independent agencies. Partners who have graduated from this program include Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Room to Read, and Femili PNG.

Our current partners

All Ears Cambodia

Cambodian Organization for Community Development (COCD)

Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development (CVCD)

Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC)

Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)

Concern Universal Mozambique

Community Research and Development Services (CORDS)

Evidence Action

Face to Face

Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific Kiribati (FSPK)

Glencoe Foundation

HIAM Health

Matesabroad Foundation

Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF)

Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor (PRADET)

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT)

Timor Aid

United Purpose Malawi

Vita Ethiopia

Walk for Life

World Mosquito Program

Become an Action on Poverty Partner

There are many benefits to becoming an Action on Poverty Partner:

  • Receive tax-deductible donations for international projects through our Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR-1) status and membership of the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme (OAGDS)

  • Work with an independent, secular NGO that is fully accredited with DFAT and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct

  • Combine your fundraising efforts with ours

  • Offer your donors better value for money

  • Mobilise local knowledge to improve projects and deliver better outcomes for communities

  • Promote knowledge- and skill-sharing between organisations

  • Training and networking opportunities

  • Gain experience in the development sector to become an independent NGO

There are four different kinds of partnership available.

Action Partners

Action Partners implement activities in developing countries. They are responsible for managing projects and fundraising within their country. We help Action Partners to:

  • engage with the Australian public

  • increase their donor base outside of the country in which they work

  • network with other Action on Poverty Partners

  • tap into established administrative and technical systems

  • provide coaching in project design, management and reporting.

Fundraising Partners

Fundraising Partners are organisations or individuals who want to obtain tax-deductible donations from the Australian public for philanthropic causes in developing countries. They may be public or private ancillary funds, non DGR-eligible trusts or foundations, or one or more individuals with the determination to take Action on Poverty.

Our Fundraising Partners are committed to funding a specific cause or project, and engage with the Australian public to raise awareness of international development issues. We help our Fundraising Partners:

  • raise tax-deductible donations for particular causes, for our Action Partners, or for our programs in greatest need

  • interact with development professionals in Australia and overseas

  • access international fundraising systems, tools and templates

  • comply with fundraising guidelines, protocols and strategies.

Progressing Partners

Progressing Partners are organisations that aspire to become an independent and fully-accredited NGO in Australia with its own DGR status. We help our Progressing Partners achieve their goals and build a track record in delivering effective poverty alleviation programs. They gain access to:

  • support and mentoring programs

  • AOP’s processes and systems while they develop their own

  • networking opportunities with other development organisations

  • industry support and connections.

Supporting Partners

Supporting Partners are organisations or individuals who want to contribute their skills on a pro-bono or in-kind basis to one of our other partners. This is ideal for socially responsible organisations, universities, local government, community organisations or individuals who want to engage in development work. Our Suppporting Partners:

  • enhance and diversify their skill sets

  • access learning and networking opportunities within the development sector

  • access a range of Action on Poverty systems, structures, tools and templates.

Register your interest

Fill out the form below to find out more about becoming an Action on Poverty Partner.

Action on Poverty Partnership Form