Australian NGO Cooperation Program

  • Growing in pride

    In remote Peru, the Rural Development Program is helping farmers grow and harvest a wide variety of fruit crops which will provide a secure income and food for life.

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  • Women Deliver 2016

    Empowering older women and recognising their role in the family and the community is central to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Supporting vulnerable females into housing

    Habitat for Humanity Australia is supporting vulnerable female headed households into adequate housing through the Eastern Nepal Community Development project.

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  • Leveraging funding and expertise for food security

    In both the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, fish are the main source of protein for rural coastal communities, comprising almost 75% of the rural diet.

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For 40 years the Australian Government has provided funding through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) to support the development activities of accredited Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

How we are helping

2016-17 Budget Estimate:
$127.3 million

Australia supports accredited Australian 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.

Why we give aid

The ANCP recognises the unique strengths that NGOs bring to development activities and both complements and strengthens Australia’s overall aid efforts. NGOs have particular expertise, networks and reach to support the poorest and most vulnerable in communities. There are over 50 NGOs accredited to receive funding under the ANCP.

Where we give aid

Australian NGOs accredited under the ANCP work with more than 5,000 developing country partners to deliver over 600 projects in some 58 countries.



Last Updated: 25 November 2016