At the NCCA
NATSIEC receives funding from three main sources. We would like to acknowledge and thank all our supporters who ensure the work continues.
Martung Upah Appeal
The Martung Upah Appeal is NATSIEC's annual fund raising appeal. Raising our own funds is increasingly important as it directly supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make development decisions themselves. In line with our mandate, funds raised by NATSIEC support all our project areas. Donating to Martung Upah is a tangible way for Churches and individuals to support self-determination. NATSIEC is grateful for the generous support from individuals, congregations, schools and Churches.
Act for Peace
Act for Peace (formerly Christian World Service) is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia. Act for Peace have helped people living in poverty and conflict for more than 60 years.
They achieve this through working in partnership in conflict affected regions to help build four of the key foundations for real and lasting peace. act for peace strives to:
- reduce poverty through community food, health and education programs.
- protect refugees and displaced people by managing safe refugee camps.
- prevent conflicts through facilitating peace and reconciliation processes.
- empower communities by ensuring their involvement in all aspects of their own development.
Act for Peace also funds the work of NATSIEC.
Uniting Church (NSW) 2% for Development Fund
The 2% for Development Fund is a Uniting Church response to the request of churches in "third world" countries that churches in richer countries establish such a fund, as a sign of solidarity with people in poverty, who are marginalised or oppressed (that is, people whose human rights are violated in some way).
The Uniting Church (NSW) direct 25% of the 2% fund to NATSIEC to support the development work that NATSIEC undertakes and in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's right to make their own decisions.