Save the Children Australia


  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 14 Nov 2019

Save the Children Australia (SCA) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Australia that operates internationally through its network. With its vision of ensuring a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, and development, SCA tackles various issues that affect children, including access to health and education, saving lives in a disaster, mitigating and adapting to climate change and protecting children from harm. It manages various programmes related to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, education, health and nutrition, and urban and humanitarian areas, among others. It integrates knowledge of climate change impacts into its programmes, which helps children and their communities to better prepare for future disasters and the effects of climate change and helps to safeguard the outcomes of the programmes.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

20 May 2020 - 19 May 2025

Accreditation date

14 Nov 2019

AMA execution date

20 Dec 2019

AMA effectiveness

20 May 2020

Term end date

19 May 2025

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending



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Vanuatu community-based climate resilience project (VCCRP)

News + Stories

On the frontlines of climate change: Financing the largest community-based adaptation project in Vanuatu

16 Mar 2023 / ‘We women depend on fishing along the coastline to provide fish for our families but most of our catch now are much smaller than the ones we caught here the past years,’ says Jennie Jenery, a villager from Efate Island in Vanuatu. Dressed in a blue house dress, Jenery deftly strings a fishing reel while talking about her life on the island. ‘Agriculture is a major focus of our lives. We depend on agriculture’.

GCF partners with Save the Children on major Vanuatu climate resilience project

20 May 2022 / GCF and Save the Children have signed an agreement on a major new community-based climate change adaption project in Vanuatu.  The signing follows swiftly after the project’s approval at the most recent GCF Board meeting in Antigua and Barbuda.


Mr Nick Ireland

Director, Climate Change
Kelley Toole

Deputy Director, Climate Change
Phone +61 (0) 426 865 760