Act for Peace Ltd’s Constitution was adopted in 2017. Act for Peace is the international aid agency and subsidiary of the National Council of Churches in Australia Ltd, a company limited by guarantee.
ACN: 619 970 188
ABN: 86 619 970 188
Act for Peace is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC), is fully accredited by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and has full membership of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).
Act for Peace is a member of the international ACT Alliance and the Australian Church Agency Network.
You can download our Constitution here.
Change of ABN
On 1st February 2018 Act for Peace’s ABN (Australian Business Number) changed from ABN 64 493 941 795 to ABN 86 619 970 188.
This change was a result of some improvements we made in order to strengthen and clarify our governance structure. The improvements helped to make our reporting and accounting simpler and more transparent; and further increase the accountability of our Board of Directors.
The change did not affect our supporters, and importantly, it did not affect our work on the ground. Our vision, purpose and work as the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches (NCCA) remains the same, and we remain committed to the communities threatened by conflict and disaster we serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you changing your ABN?
Act for Peace is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). Until 2017, the work of Act for Peace and the NCCA’s other work was managed under the same legal entity, NCCA Ltd. (ABN 64 493 941 795). Act for Peace’s donation receipts and contracts were issued by NCCA Ltd. Act for Peace was governed by the Act for Peace Commission, but ultimate legal responsibility lay with the NCCA Board of Directors.
In 2017 the NCCA conducted a review of its governance structure. The review found that the governance structure for Act for Peace, whilst strong, would be clearer if the agency became its own legal entity.
Therefore, Act for Peace has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the NCCA, and is operating as Act for Peace Ltd. (ABN 86 619 970 188). Act for Peace now has its own bank account; donation receipts and contracts can now be issued by Act for Peace; and Act for Peace now has its own legally accountable Board of Directors.
Ultimately, this change made our reporting and accounting simpler and more transparent; and further increased our accountability to our stakeholders.
What does this mean?
While our governance structure has changed, who we are and the way we work remains the same. We are still the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches. Our vision, purpose and work on the ground are unchanged. The people who oversaw our governance as Act for Peace Commission members have transitioned into Directors of the Act for Peace Board. And most importantly, our steadfast commitment to the communities threatened by conflict and disaster we serve is unwavering.
Are you still operating as part of the National Council of Churches?
Yes. While Act for Peace will now operate as its own legal entity, we remain the international aid agency of the NCCA. Act for Peace Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NCCA, and the Act for Peace Board is appointed by the NCCA Board.
How does this affect me?
This change does not affect Act for Peace’s vision, purpose or work on the ground, and we will continue to work to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster. From 1st February 2018 we began operating with a new ABN which you may notice on your receipt for any tax deductible gifts you make.
What is your new ABN?
Our new ABN (Australian Business Number) is 86 619 970 188.
If you have any other questions or concerns about this change, please contact us on 1800 025 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d be more than happy to help.
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