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What we support

The Fund will provide support prioritised toward program, operational or capital costs. It will consider funding capacity-building activities of organisations that will be able to demonstrate how their intended use of the granted funds will have positive impact on their work to help overcome disadvantage, inequality and exclusion for people in the geographic boundaries of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The priorities for the Fund’s grantmaking include:
  • Research and development grants 
  • Supporting community groups in capacity building activities 
  • Seed funding to establish a new project or funding to allow a project to continue. 
  • Core costs for equipment, administration or salaries 
  • Paying for specific expertise required in a particular field 
  • Providing professional development for staff 
  • Introduction of capacity building technologies. 
  • Grants to support the purchase of equipment 
  • Renovation or refurbishment of existing buildings. 
Generally, the Fund will not grant funding to:
  • Interstate, national or international projects that do not directly benefit people in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne 
  • Individuals requesting support for professional learning, academic research or study to obtain a degree or diploma, or to attend conferences 
  • Retrospective grants to cover an organisation’s spending incurred before the grant term 
  • Recurrent costs or general operational expenses that do not directly benefit beneficiaries
  • General fundraising appeals or commercial sponsorships

Chaplaincy Sunday 2018

Sunday 20 May 2018 
The 2018 Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund, Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal, is focused on the great work of our dedicated Prison Chaplains. Scattered throughout our state of Victoria are 15 prison and correctional centres in which there are approximately 7,200 residents, 512 of whom are women. Representing the Church, these Prison Chaplains represent each one of us in our Communities of Faith and visit every prison and correctional centre in Victoria where they listen, connect and endeavour to understand and comfort people feeling lost or abandoned, and extend support to prisoners’ family members, or the significant people in their lives.
Please visit the Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal Page - Click here