ACCI Relief is the Aid and Development arm of the Australian Christian Churches movement. ACCI Relief is an ACFID member, and complies with the ACFID Code of Conduct, which defines minimum standards of governance, management and accountability for non- governmental development organisations. We are also signatories to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief and aim to meet the standards for Disaster Response as set out by the Sphere Humanitarian Charter.
Our vision is for a world where Christian principles of justice and equality are actualised. Where individuals, families and communities are empowered to influence decisions affecting their own lives, advocate for their own rights as human beings with equal voice and equal value under the premise that all life has intrinsic value before God who created life.
‘Holistic transformation of communities; Relief of poverty’
Our Mission is to transform communities and nations, One Life at a Time, by developing holistic sustainable solutions to combat injustice, poverty and reinstate the value of life. We aim to promote equal access to the rights and services that protect life and human dignity.
Our Core Activities
- Community Development Projects: We believe in addressing the issues of poverty and injustice, and partner with organisations that bring change to entire communities.
- Child Rights and Child-Centred Development Projects: Providing support to vulnerable children through the provision of healthcare, education and family support services.
- Disaster Relief: We provide support to individuals and communities in the wake of disasters and humanitarian crises, both in Australia and abroad. This encompasses the provision of emergency and recovery assistance to whole communities as well as services designed to protect children in post disaster settings.
Approved Overseas Aid Fund
Donations to ACC International Relief are tax deductible. ACCIR's World Relief Fund is an approved Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme (OAGDS) classification.
ACFID (Australian Council for International Development)
ACCI Relief is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and adheres to the ACFID Code of Conduct which defines minimum standards of governance, management and accountability of development for non-government organisations (NGOs). Complaints relating to a breach of the ACFID Code of Conduct can be made to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee.
ACCI is a supporter of Micah Australia – a coalition of churches and Christian organisations raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty. www.micahaustralia.org
ACCI recognises that listening to and responding to feedback, concerns and complaints is integral to our commitment to achieving the high standards and ensures accountability to all stakeholders. Complaints or feedback can be submitted to the CEO of Operations via the below contact details or to another ACCI employee, field worker or strategic partner.
Phone: +61 3 8516 9600 or 1300 997 502
Post: 5/2 Sarton Rd, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
If you have a complaint regarding a breach of the ACFID Code of Conduct, please contact the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee at email@example.com or on 02 6285 1816. For more information visit acfid.asn.au/content/complaints
For more information, refer to ACCI Complaints Handling Policy.