Australian NGO Cooperation Program
The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is a unique grant program which provides funding to accredited Australian-based international development NGOs to support their work in developing countries.
Established in 1974, the ANCP is the Australian Government's longest running and largest NGO program. In 2014-15 the ANCP provided $134 million to 48 accredited Australian NGOs to deliver more than 600 development projects in over 50 countries. The projects are in a range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, food security and civil society strengthening.
Photo: A women's saving group in Tambacounda, Senegal established through training funded by ANCP (April 2018).
ANCP is a partnership between the Australian Government and accredited Australian NGOs. It recognises the unique strengths that NGOs bring to development activities, which both complement and strengthen Australia's overall aid efforts. NGOs have particular expertise, networks and reach to support the poorest and most vulnerable in communities. For over four decades, this partnership has contributed to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.
Further information on the ANCP is available here.