This is Norwegian Church Aid

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a diaconal organisation mandated by churches and Christian organisations in Norway to work with people around the world to eradicate poverty and injustice. 

Outlook from the General Secretary

As Norwegian Church Aid’s new General Secretary as of April 2019, I cannot take credit for all the results NCA and our partners have achieved in 2018. Yet, I feel proud and humble to represent an organisation that is able to adapt and adjust in a rapidly changing world.

Implementing Countries

Our results

Norwegian Church Aid's Global programmes

Effecting change locally and globally 

NCA has two long-term goals: To save lives and seek justice. These goals build on NCA’s distinctive identity and reflect efforts to effect change, both locally and globally. The organisation’s main focus is on humanitarian responses to crises and fighting for justice through its work with religious actors. Faith-based actors have a particular responsibility and potential to contribute towards these long-term goals.

Partnerships for Change

In 2018, NCA strengthened its partnerships and coordination with local implementing partner organisations, other NGOs, religious actors, host governments, donors and the private sector. 

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People reached

1.5 million

people received access to a safe water supply


people established their own enterprise.


women skilled in conflict transformation


children under five years of age received health services.


households used better agricultural practices.


people reached with hygiene promotion activities.


times governments were held accountable.


women and child survivors of GBV received medical and psychosocial treatment and care.

1.8 million

people received humanitarian assistance.

Programme Quality

NCA works to ensure high programme quality. A rights-based approach, gender justice, and conflict sensitivity are among the commitments that inform our programming.  

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Work in Norway

Every year, NCA arranges large-scale fundraising campaigns during Lent in the lead up to Easter and during the Christmas season. In these campaigns, NCA receives a great amount of support and help from our supporters, which includes a unique network of churches and congregations across the country. The non-earmarked funds that are raised are crucial in allowing NCA to carry out its important mandate: To save lives and seek justice.

Read more about our Work in Norweay

NCA's funding base

Securing a stable and diverse income base is important for NCA to achieve impact in our work with partners and rights-holders around the world. Despite an ambition to prioritise efforts for diversification, due to several factors, NCA’s total turnover in 2018 was approximately NOK 928 million (USD 115 million), a slight decrease compared to 2017 figures. This was a mainly due to a 7% reduction in funding from private donors and a 3.5% decrease in international institutional funding grants, although there was a slight (1%) increase in support from Norwegian Government funding channels.

Read more about NCA's funding base