General Manager’s Report – Chad Irons
While the effects of the COVID restrictions has had an impact on donation revenue this year, the generosity of our church and individual donors to our Australian National Bushfire Appeal was overwhelming. Over $600,000 was received through the height of the fires in January through March 2020, with another $400,000 received though our sister organisation, ACCI Missions.
More than 90% of this bushfire funding was disbursed prior to our 31st December 2020 year end. We were particularly excited about a partnership that allowed ACCI Relief Staff, ACC Churches and Chaplains to work alongside Services Australia case workers in order to provide case by case family support to those most in need.
Overall, ACCI Relief has also continued to prioritise funding for our programs, with 89.2% of total expenditure directed to domestic programs, international programs and support costs during the year. Accountability and administration costs remain low at 6.5% of total expenditure, with fundraising costs continuing at less than 1% and community education at 3.1%. A copy of the full General Purpose Financial Report for the year ending 31 December 2020 is available for download here.
Our financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements set out in the ACFID Code of Conduct. For further information on the Code please refer to the ACFID website at www.acfid.asn.au.
We are privileged to work with so many great people and project partners who have pivoted programs over the course of the last 12 months to response to the needs of the most vulnerable in the communities where they work.
Thank you for your continuing support as we continue to assist and empower vulnerable communities through these uncertain times.