Please give generously and encourage your friends and family to support our work.
We do not accept donations from government or corporations to ensure that we are free and independent to challenge and expose Australian aid and trade where commercial interests perpetuate injustice and inequality.
We are a very small team with most of our work done on a voluntary basis and we make every dollar count.
Now more than ever, AID/WATCH has a critical role to play as the sole, strong opposition to aid policies and programs that do not have the interests of the poor at their centre or worse, contribute to maintaining unequal power relationships that maintain their disadvantage.
Thank you so much for your continued support of AID/WATCH. Without your sustained support for our activities, we would not be able to do much of the work that holds the Australian Government to account for the impacts of its aid program.
We are not even six months into 2017, but we have already seen much that is of concern in the direction of Australia’s aid program and policies. In the budget in May, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) announced a 22% cut to support for multilateral agencies – amounting to $445 million. Funding to multilateral agencies support world humanitarian and climate aid programs, United Nations programs and other global and regional agencies.
AID/WATCH does not believe that the quantity of aid is an appropriate measure of its effectiveness in alleviating poverty, as some aid projects – including through multilateral banks – end up benefitting the corporate sector and deepen poverty in the Global South. The Australian aid program is likely to continue to focus on national interest, and not human need under this budget. However, programs that do benefit the global poor, such as climate aid, environmental programs and genuine participatory development continue to be cut from the aid program or are non-existent. This budget puts effective programs of this kind run by multilateral agencies, further at risk.
All donations to AID/WATCH over $2 are fully tax deductible.
By signing up to make a monthly donation to AID/WATCH you’ll be working with us to ensure that we have a steady income which allows our campaigns to be effective and consistent.
Signing up to be a regular supporter will also provide you with the opportunity to access free membership of AID/WATCH which offers lots of great benefits and chances to be more involved in what we do and how we do it.
By taking the simple step of including AID/WATCH in your will, you’ll be making sure our work to create a more just and transparent system of aid and trade continues and will be leaving a legacy of justice for generations to come.
Updating or writing your will is something that we often put off doing but it is one of the most important decisions that you can take. That is why we are asking you to make the decision and include AID/WATCH in your will today.
Contact us to discuss you intentions in confidence.
If you have already included AID/WATCH in your will, please consider contacting us to let us know.
Fundraising for AID/WATCH is a great way to support our work, raise awareness about the need for effective, transparent aid and have enjoy yourself.
It’s the single most powerful thing you can do to help us fight for a fair and just aid and trade system and ensure that we actively work to ensure that our taxpayer money does not support harmful projects in developing countries.
Hundreds of people in Australia support us in the small ways they can to ensure someone is monitoring Australia’s aid and trade. Their contribution made a difference. Yours will too.
Whether it’s a barbecue, bowling day, dinner, or workplace collection, we can support your idea. If you’re stuck for inspiration, you can always give us a call or send us an email.
Set up your own unique event fundraising page
Fundraising pages are all about having a good time for a good cause. These pages make it quick and easy for you to collect donations from your friends and family safely online. It’s easy to get started. Some places you can use include ‘Fundraise Online’ and ‘Everyday Hero’. If you’d like to sell tickets to an AID/WATCH fundraising event, you can try “TryBooking’.