11 January 2022
Community Care Fund transitions to Anglicare
Anglicare’s new Community Care program is providing church community projects with a way to obtain tax deductible donations.
The program was formerly Anglican Aid’s Community Care Fund, which was built to support charitable work in the Dioceses of Armidale and Sydney.
It is currently supporting a range of projects, including Macarthur Indigenous Reconciliation Ministry, Coledale Frontyard Church, Ministry for Mercy Refugees and Eagle Vale Community Services.
The Fund was transferred to Anglicare following a joint proposal submission to the Standing Committee from Anglican Aid and Anglicare in October 2021.
“The transfer of the Fund to Anglicare allows Anglican Aid to sharpen our focus on overseas development, aid, and ministry; which complement the vital work that Anglicare is doing within Australia,” Canon Tim Swan, Anglican Aid CEO said.
“Over the past three months we have worked closely with Anglicare to ensure a smooth transfer of projects communicating to both donors and partner projects.”
Twelve projects have transferred across to Anglicare, including three engaging directly with Indigenous ministries.
“The projects were well aligned with Anglicare’s desire and commitment to work closely with local Anglican churches in both the Sydney & Armidale Diocese,” Bill Farrand, Chief Operating Officer – Community at Anglicare said.
Anglicare is open to considering new charitable projects, that are DGR compliant, for the program. Churches looking to enable their donors to make tax deductible donations, should contact [email protected].
Find out more about Anglicare’s Community Care Program here: https://www.anglicare.org.au/get-involved/make-a-donation/community-care-program/