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Church of Christ Overseas Aid (COCOA)

Churches of Christ Overseas Aid (COCOA) is the aid and development programme of Global Mission Partners.  Gifts to COCOA over $2 are tax deductible under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme.

COCOA projects are conducted through our trusted partners overseas and developed in cooperation with our International Church Partnerships programme so the good news of Jesus is proclaimed in word and in deed in every place.

Browse the COCOA Great Gift Catalogue to choose a gift that empowers a community in need.

Explore the 'Partner With Us' menu above to learn more about our partners and the way they work.

Read more about our Approach to Development.


Global Mission Partners is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory of the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability, and financial management. More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be obtained from ACFID.


Global Mission Partners is a member of The Micah Coalition work together to provide financial support, oversight and strategy for Micah Australia to gather, inspire and empower Australian Christians as advocates, to share God’s heart for justice and raise a powerful voice with and for people in poor communities around the world.


Global Mission Partners is a supporter of the Campaign for Australian Aid, advocating that Australia can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all.


Global Mission Partner’s is accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government.  This accreditation requires a high standard of rigour in development projects conducted by COCOA.  It also gives GMP access to some funding streams, in particular the Australian Non-Government Organisation Cooperation Program.


COCOA is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global alliance of church-based agencies working in advocacy, development and humanitarian work for a fairer world for all.  Where COCOA does not have a partner able to respond to a humanitarian crisis, COCOA works through the ACT Alliance.