Change of ABN
From 1st February 2018 Act for Peace’s ABN (Australian Business Number) will change from ABN 64 493 941 795 to ABN 86 619 970 188.
This change is a result of some improvements we have made in order to strengthen and clarify our governance structure. The improvements will make our reporting and accounting simpler and more transparent; and further increase the accountability of our Board of Directors.
This change won’t affect our supporters, and you don’t need to do anything.
Importantly, the change won’t 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 will be 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 will make our reporting and accounting simpler and more transparent; and further increase 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?
It won’t! 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 will be 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.
More ways to take action
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled from violence and persecution in Myanmar. Currently living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, they urgently need our help.
By giving a monthly gift, you can help bring safety, justice and dignity to people around the world who have fled from conflict and natural disasters.
Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge during Refugee Week (June 2018) to raise money in support of refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.