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FUNDING

Other Catholic Funding Agencies

707-adveniatAdveniat
German agency assisting the Latin American church.

 

707-bdBroederlijk Delen
The Flemish Catholic Lenten fund.

 

707-cccCatholic Communication Campaign
The US-National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB/USCC).

 

707-cmmbCatholic Medical Mission Board
US-based Catholic charity focused exclusively on global health care.

 

707-cfcaChristian Foundation for Children and Aging
A child sponsorship organisation.

 

cnewaCNEWA
Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

 

707-cordaidCordaid
The umbrella organisation of the Dutch Catholic agencies Bilance, Memisa, Mensen in Nood and Vastenaktie.

 

707-dkaDreikönigsaktion (DKA) der Katholischen Jungschar Österreichs
The development agency of the Austrian Catholic youth organisation

 

707-hiltonHilton Fund for Sisters
Funds specifically to support the apostolic work of Roman Catholic sisters.

 

707-kindermissionKindermissionswerk (PMK)
The German missionary agency for children.

 

707-acnKirche in Not
Aid to the Church in Need, an International Catholic Pastoral Agency based in Königstein (Germany).

 

707-marymackillopMary Mackillop Foundation
Supporting projects in rural and isolated communities, indigenous groups, people with disabilities and those forgotten by society throughout Australia.

 

707-misereorMisereor
The German Catholic development agency.

 

707-missiodkMissio Aachen
German missionary agency assisting pastoral initiatives in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

 

707-missiodkMissio München
The international missionary agency of the Catholic Church within the Bavarian Bishops' Conference collaborating with local Churches in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

 

707-mzfMissionszentrale der Franziskaner
German Franciscan missionary service.

 

 

mivaSurvive-Miva
Missionary Vehicle Association.

 

707-renovabisRenovabis
The German Catholic solidarity action for Central and Eastern Europe.

 

707-fastenopferSchweizer Fastenopfer
The Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund.

 


More Catholic funding agencies can also be found from these websites:

Catholic Biblical Federation

Catholic Funding Guide (frequently asked questions)

Catholic Near East Welfare Assoiation

Chiesa Cattolica Italiana

 

Funding

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How We Fund Projects

Catholic Mission operates through the international structure of the Catholic Church and is part of the international Catholic network known as the Pontifical Mission Societies. Catholic Mission respects the principle of “local initiative” and “self determination” as all project funding requests originate from an existing community or work, often from a parish community or a religious congregation.

Catholic Mission has three sources of funding for different types of Church works:

  • Funding projects for children younger than 15 years of age. These are most commonly schools, orphanages, rehabilitation centres, health and nutrition programs, and care for pregnant mothers.
  • Funding projects that assist the whole parish community in their pastoral work. These projects often include the construction of parishes and meeting rooms, presbyteries or living stipends of priests and religious. A large portion is for the training of local catechists in mission stations, far from parish centres, who are the mainstay in the faith formation of the community.
  • Funding projects for the training of priests and religious brothers and sisters in their initial years of training, or novitiate.

The application process for funds passes through the local bishop of each diocese. Though the requests come from parishes or groups within the diocese, they must communicate with the local bishop and inform him of their request. All funding requests must be made on Pontifical Mission Societies’ application forms, and obtain the approval and signature of the diocesan bishop. The bishop sends these applications to our headquarters in Rome according to the type of project above, before 15 December.

The following year in May, all the National Directors of the 160 countries where Catholic Mission exists meet for a week to approve which projects will receive funding, and how much they will receive. Due to there being greater need than funds available, projects usually receive only approximately half of what they request. The approval process is democratic where each National Director has an equal vote. The National Directors come to the meeting aware of the many needs in their countries and the types of project requests.

Following the May meeting Catholic Mission in Australia is advised to which particular projects we are to send our money directly. Then in August we transfer our funds directly to each individual country. The bishops in those countries then pass on the funding to each individual project.

Applying for Funding

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Information about applying for CHILDREN'S projects 
(Holy Childhood & Sancta Infantia)

Catholic Mission only partners with the Catholic Church, including local parishes, Religious Congregations and Catholic organisations.

These institutions can apply for funding to assist children under 15 years of age.

Please follow these steps:

1. Fill in the form.
2. Submit your form to the local bishop for his approval.
3. Ask your Bishop to send the original form before 1 December of each year to your Apostolic Nuncio.
4. Also send a copy of the form to the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of your respective country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information about applying to Saint Peter Apostle Society for SEMINARIANS

Seminaries are able to apply for extraordinary subsidies from St Peter Apostle for things such as;
maintenance costs on the seminary or building kitchens for seminarians.

 

Please follow these steps:

1. Fill in the form.
2. Submit your form to the local bishop for his approval.
3. Ask your Bishop to send the original form before 1 December of each year to your Apostolic Nuncio.
4. Also send a copy of the form to the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of your respective country.

To apply for projects, please refer to the Information for Subsidy Requests guidelines.
Click here to download the Information for Subsidy Requests 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information about applying for PARISH COMMUNITY AND PASTORAL projects
(Propagation of Faith & Propagatione Fidei)

Catholic Mission only partners with the Catholic Church, including local parishes, Religious Congregations and Catholic organisations.

These institutions can apply for funding to strengthen Parish communities and Pastoral projects (e.g. the construction or repairs of churches, chapels or residencies for Priests and Sisters).*

Please follow these steps:

1. Fill in the form.
2. Get your form signed by the local bishop.
3. Ask your Bishop to send the original form before 1 December of each year to your Apostolic Nuncio.
4. Also send a copy of the form to the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of your respective country.

To apply for projects, please refer to the Information for Subsidy Requests guidelines.
Click here to download the Information for Subsidy Requests

* These projects are not tax deductible.

 

 

 

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