Action on Poverty works through partnership to create a world free of poverty and inequality. Submit a partnership enquiry or donate now to help us create a better world.

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Our vision

For all people to transcend the injustice, indignity, and inequality of entrenched poverty.

Our mission

To empower changemakers to break the cycle of poverty.

Our values

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

  • Upholding the dignity and human rights of every individual
  • Dealing truthfully, honestly and transparently at all times
  • Supporting communities to help themselves
  • Undertaking activities that address the needs and interests identified by the people with whom we are working
  • Being accountable to all our development partners
  • Operating with a spirit of collaboration in achieving common objectives
  • Maximising the impact of donor contributions
  • Respecting the environment
  • Providing challenging, supportive and safe work environments where people can improve their skills and knowledge

Our promises

We promise our supporters that we will:

  • Be transparent
  • Support effective work
  • Measure what we do
  • Add value to the money that you give us

We promise our partners that we will:

  • Invest in our partnerships and develop mutual understandings of accountability and obligation
  • Help develop stronger partnerships over time

We promise the local communities that we work with that we will:

  • Work in partnership with you to meet your identified needs and priorities
  • Develop the skills you need to make long-term positive changes

We promise our staff that we will provide a workplace where:

  • You have a sense of purpose
  • You have opportunities to learn and grow
  • Your contribution is valued