The mission of BridgIT Water Foundation is to provide suitable, accessible and sustainable water solutions to the poorest and most marginalised people in rural, peri-urban areas and small, remote villages in developing countries.
Our vision is to save lives by providing improved drinking water to reduce water-borne diseases in rural areas of developing countries.
BridgIT Water strongly believes that business, corporations and individuals in the developed world have a social responsibility to create social change in the global community to bridge the gap that separates privileged nations from those not so lucky. We believe that the corporate world and individuals should be encouraged to embrace their altruistic natures and be a force for good to make the world a better place.
Accreditations & Certifications
Any development work BridgIT Water Foundation engages in has been approved by the Australian Government’s overseas aid program. BridgIT has satisfied:
Overseas Aid Deduction Scheme (OAGDS) eligibility criteria and is an approved organisation and endorsed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
ACFID Interim Full Member and signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations. BridgIT Water is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which is a voluntary, self - regulatory sector code of good practice. As a signatory we are committed and fully adhere to the ACFID Code of Conduct, conducting our work with transparency, accountability and integrity. Information about how to make a complaint can be found at www.acfid.asn.au
We are currently ACFID Interim Full Members and anticipate becoming Full Members in October 2019.
BridgIT Water is committed to being accountable for its activities, accept responsibility for them and disclose the results in a transparent manner. We understand the importance of managing all funds in a careful manner and the need to be accountable to donor agencies and individuals who provide support.
BridgIT Water is open about the activities it undertakes, the funding it receives and the people it helps. We promote building trust between the donor and us, thereby increasing the chances of getting continuous support.
Donations Over $2 Are Tax Deductible
Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR-Item1) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) endorsement with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Values & Guiding Principles
Trust - Form thriving trustful and participatory relationships with grassroots community-based partners.
Empowerment - The communities it serves must have a real need for and actively participate and buy-in to any projects undertaken in their location. The marginalised people in affected communities are empowered with the skills to take care of their water resource.
Accountability - Honest and transparent accountability of funds between its partners and donors.
Impact - Effective and efficient use of resources to drive every dollar invested further, resulting in a high-value return on investment, and projects that make a tangible and quantifiable impact on reducing poverty in its target communities.
Communication - Open, transparent communication between partners, contractors, stakeholders, donors and volunteers.
Teamwork - Collaborative skills and knowledge sharing between partners, staff, contractors, donors and volunteers working together as a team to deliver its goals.
Quality - Any projects undertaken are completed with high quality for the recipient beneficiaries and the donors.
Safety - The safety of all community members, team members and partners is paramount.
Grassroots organisations such as BridgIT Water Foundation can generally tend to drive the return on every dollar invested further than many much larger organisations can.
Registrations & Memberships
BridgIT Water Foundation is a non-government, non-denominational, non-profit Australian incorporated organisation established in 2009.
Charity Registration No. CH1853.
Memberships: Order of Australia Association; Global Water Partnership