ERFA is now accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s development program. ERFA receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

The ANCP is a partnership between the Australian Government and highly effective Australian NGOs who deliver and work with international development projects.

ERFA applied for the ANCP back in October 2021 and had to go through a rigorous accreditation process through DFAT. In order to be considered for accreditation into the program, NGOs get assessed on their policies and organisational structure, governance and risk management, development approaches and management, approaches to partnership and collaboration, communications and financial management. They need to demonstrate a minimum two-year track record of managing development projects and meet a certain minimum threshold of recognised development expenditure. Every NGO needs to match at least 20% of the funding they receive through the ANCP.

The last assessment took place at the end of March 2022 and in June 2022 ERFA finally received their long-awaited base level accreditation to the ANCP. This was a huge milestone and the team are proud of what they have achieved. Projects that are now supported through the ANCP are the Mbokodo Club and Ntsika yeThemba delivered by the Justice Desk in South Africa, as well as the Saving and Internal Lending Community (SILC) project delivered by Mirror of Hope in Kenya.

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Jan 2023