The Salvation Army

In Australia, The Salvation Army currently operates in two separate territories:

  • The Australia Southern Territorycomprising Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
  • The Australia Eastern Territory, comprising NSW, Queensland and Overseas Aid.

We have assessed each territory separately and present the findings below.


The Salvation Army - Australia Southern Territory


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Who are The Salvation Army - Australia Southern Territory

The Salvation Army are a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus.  They do this by caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice.

Why do they exist?

They are motivated by love of God. Their mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

What do they do?

They offer the following services:

  • aged care services;
  • out-of-home care services;
  • employment, education and training services;
  • housing and homelessness programs;
  • family violence programs;
  • community support services;
  • chaplaincy programs;
  • addiction, alcohol and other drugs programs; and
  • Salvos Stores.

How do they earn their money?

   
  
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    Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Social Fund Aggregated Financial Report For The Year Ended 30 June 2017

Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Social Fund Aggregated Financial Report For The Year Ended 30 June 2017

 

How do they spend their money?

   
  
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    Source: Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Social Fund Aggregated Financial Report For The Year Ended 30 June 2017

Source: Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Social Fund Aggregated Financial Report For The Year Ended 30 June 2017

 

Should I donate to The Salvation Army - Australia Southern Territory?

The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) are a group of legally registered charities with deductible gift recipient status. They describe how they are governed and are transparent with their finances. They describe their mission and activities in depth and are clear about their achievements. Notably, they present original research on the nature of the problems they are trying to address. 

However, we need to see more to confidently describe them as a trustworthy and effective charity. The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) do not present a clear policy on how they manage any conflicts of interest, necessary to give assurance that funds are used for their intended purpose. It is also unclear how they measure or monitor the operational performance of the organisation. Finally, we were unable to identify a general evaluation framework that shows that they systematically monitor their services in order to improve their quality. 

After assessing both their strengths and weaknesses, our overall recommendation for The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) is neutral. They demonstrate they are somewhat trustworthy and effective, but we need further assurances to recommend them with confidence. In order to improve our confidence, we need to see:

  • biographies of the leadership team;
  • conflict of interest policy;
  • description of the approach used to monitor the organisation’s operational performance; and
  • evaluations of the charity’s services.

Want to learn more?

We have investigated the finances, operations and results of The Salvation Army - Australia Southern Territory and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.

Download our complete evaluation of The Salvation Army - Australia Southern Territory below to find out if they're the charity for you.

The Salvation Army (Southern Territory)
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Find out whether The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.

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The Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory


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Who are The Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory

The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) are a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus. They do this by caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice.

Why do they exist?

Their mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination. They also seek to “save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity”.

What do they do?

The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) undertake:

  • aged care;
  • chaplaincies including in hospitals, courts and prisons, and defence forces;
  • counselling services;
  • crisis support including community housing service;
  • drug, alcohol and gambling addiction rehabilitation;
  • emergency/disaster services;
  • family support services including family tracing;
  • humanitarian services;
  • legal service/representation;
  • overseas aid;
  • sale of donated goods; and
  • youth, employment and training programs.

How do they earn their money?

   
  
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  Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Social Work Financial Report 30 June 2017

Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Social Work Financial Report 30 June 2017

 

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  Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Social Work Financial Report 30 June 2017

Source: Adapted from The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Social Work Financial Report 30 June 2017

 

Should I donate to The Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory?

The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) are a group of legally registered charities with deductible gift recipient status. They describe how they are governed and are transparent with their finances. They describe their mission and activities in depth and are clear about their achievements.  The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) have recently published an Impact Report, which outlines how their various services improve the lives of their beneficiaries. 

However, we need to see more to confidently describe them as a trustworthy and effective charity. The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) do not present financial information in a way that shows the major operational expenses of the organisation (important in understanding its efficiency). They do not present a clear policy on how they manage any conflicts of interest, necessary to give assurance that funds are used for their intended purpose. It is also unclear how they measure or monitor the operational performance of the organisation. Finally, we were unable to identify a general evaluation framework showing that they systematically monitor their services in order to improve their quality.

After assessing both their strengths and weaknesses, our overall recommendation for The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) is neutral. They demonstrate they are somewhat trustworthy and effective, but we need further assurances to recommend them with confidence. In order to improve our confidence, we need to see:

  • a breakdown of their operational expenses;
  • conflict of interest policy;
  • description of the approach used to monitor the organisation’s operational performance; and
  • evaluations of the charity’s services.

Want to learn more?

We have investigated the finances, operations and results of The Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.

Download our complete evaluation of The Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory below to find out if they're the charity for you.

The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory)
50.00

Find out whether The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.

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