Can I cancel my subscription at anytime?

Not a problem. Your subscription can be cancelled at any time using the ‘Cancel subscription’ button your dashboard.

Can I change my plan later on?

Absolutely! You can upgrade or downgrade your plan whenever you like. Any money paid will be adjusted to reflect your new membership level will be recalculated to the new plan.

Will you renew my subscription automatically?

Yes. Your subscription will be automatically renewed according to your pay period.

Can I request a refund?

You can request a refund within 14 days of subscribing to any membership plan. Unfortunately, donations are not refundable.

How much of my money goes into climate projects?

In short: as much as possible. Our payment gateway partner retains 2 per cent of every online transaction processed through the ACAF website. Some costs like these can’t be avoided. However,  as a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, we can ensure that any operating expenses are kept to a minimum. 
ACAF is committed to the principles of openness and transparency. All of our operation expenses are audited yearly and the results are published on our website for all to see.

Are you a registered charity?

Yes, we are registered as a Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. View the ACNC registration.

Are my donation or membership fees tax deductible?

Not yet. We have applied to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to register ACAF as an environmental organisation under item 6.1.1 of subsection 30.55(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. We are due to hear the outcome of their decision soon, so watch this space!

What is Australia Climate Action Fund (ACAF)?

The Australia Climate Action Fund (ACAF) is a non-profit fund dedicated to tackling climate change. We finance new and innovative projects across the country to reduce Australia’s carbon footprint and secure a better future for the next generation. The best part? You decide where the money goes. From installing solar panelling for schools to building off-grid bushfire refuges for remote communities, ACAF members control what is being funded by voting for the projects they want our board to implement. 

How do we work?

ACAF is committed to the principles of openness and transparency. To avoid prohibitive costs, and to ensure any donations are directed to projects, our platform is run entirely by volunteers with support from the executive board. All operation expenses are audited yearly and the results are published on the ACAF platform.
Investment decisions about ACAF projects are decided by member votes and executed by the board, sometimes in coordination with a third party. Each project is costed based on initial feasibility reports and research.

How do we find & evaluate Projects

ACAF seeks out organisations which have the expertise and capability to provide emission reductions solutions, but may lack adequate funding to get these projects established.
Providing the project funding required divided by the CO2 tonnes remitted is below the cost of Carbon Credits in Australia, we will consider inclusion on our website for funding.

ACAF will evaluate each project on various criteria including:
● the ability of the proponent to deliver the project,
● whether they have maximised other sources of funding,
● whether the project has inadvertent negative effect (eg a dam in an ecologically sensitive area)
● most importantly the amount of demonstrable CO2 emissions reductions they will manage to achieve.