Muslim Aid Australia has become the first and only Islamic charity organisation to be accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) following a successful assessment of the NGO’s governance, program management capacity, policies, risk, and partner management.

The accreditation process aims to provide the Department and the Australian public with confidence that the Australian Government is funding professional, well managed, community based organisations that are capable of delivering quality development outcomes.

Accredited Australian NGO’s are eligible for funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

In 2016-17 the ANCP provided $127.3 million to accredit Australian NGOs to deliver hundreds of development projects worldwide.

MAA’s accreditation means that they will receive a fixed annual grant amount of $150 000, while opening up the possibility of receiving several other grants from the government, usually of higher amounts.

MAA has already received an Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) membership and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Registered Charity tick.

Through these certifications, MAA donors can now give with confidence to an organisation that the Australian Government supports, and has been recognised to be professional, well managed, and capable of delivering quality development outcomes.

Have you donated your Qurban yet? This year, MAA will distribute FRESH Qurban ($100) in 45 countries including Somalia, Myanmar, Lebanon and Palestine andREADY-TO-EAT Qurban (cans and pouches) for Syria ($145). To donate, call 1800 100 786 or visit