AUSTRALIA - DFAT - Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

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Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
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The ANCP has existed for 40 years and is DFAT’s largest single support mechanism for accredited Australian non-government organisations (NGOs). It is an annual grants program that provides funding to accredited Australian NGOs to deliver community development projects in developing countries. In 2015-16, the ANCP will provide $127 million (2014-15: $134 mio) to over 50 Australian NGOs. The program will support approximately 600 projects and reach over 20 million people. NGOs funded under the ANCP work with more than 3,000 in-country partners in over 50 countries. These NGOs provide an additional 20 per cent of the funding provided by DFAT to support ANCP projects.

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Who can apply?

Acredited Australian NGOs (rigurous accreditation process), development activities that directly and tangibly alleviate poverty

Objectives and initiatives

Australia supports accredited Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to deliver cost effective, practical and direct poverty reduction programs through the ANCP. The ANCP will directly support community-level economic development, facilitating access to markets, improving livelihoods for women, and working to strengthen links between communities, government and the private sector. $127 million for 2015/16, according to yearly budget

Type and level of funding