What is QSA’s link to Quakers?
Quaker Service Australia was born in 1959 out of the concern of Australian Quakers for building a more peaceful, equitable, just and compassionate world. As such, QSA was begun by Australian Quakers, receives continued support from Australian Quakers, and it is Quaker values of equality, peace, justice and compassion that shape its work throughout the world.
Funding from QSA is open to any organisation – it is certainly not necessary to be a Quaker to receive QSA support. In fact, QSA has no Quaker project partners currently. What is important is that potential projects fit our selection criteria and are in keeping with our Statement of Purpose. We do not support projects that include proselytising or ones which benefit an individual rather than a community.