The Anglican Relief & Development Fund Australia is appealing for prayer (most importantly!) and financial donations to help those who have been experiencing distress and misfortune in bushfire regions along the East Coast of Australia – and in recent weeks throughout Australia.
Funds raised from this Appeal will be used to support on-the-ground pastoral care provided by local Anglican communities including parish clergy, lay volunteers and emergency chaplains. We are keen to promote and support the provision of psychological first aid, personal support and emotional spiritual care, as well as the provision of emergency preparedness resources which are especially useful to Anglican parishes and dioceses.
Working together, we demonstrate the love of Christ and spread the Gospel by helping the poor and needy through leaders working in their own communities.
We believe that the gospel sets us free to love our neighbours as Christ loves us - as an expression of God's transforming grace. We believe the great commission is integral to the great commandment.
Our projects are rigorously researched before approval to determine risk, impact, and sustainability. Projects are designed to meet specific goals and are assessed for success or failure upon completion.
ARDF has partnered with Anglican Churches around the world to complete over 124 high-impact, sustainable development projects with $5.6 million around the globe in the last seven years.
Our projects are based on real relationship with local communities and are always locally initiated. Partner with us to make a difference today.
Learn about our current Projects and Emergency Relief Appeals
This project offers Sudanese refugees micro enterprise skills, cultural transition support and a communal space for supportive relationships. The participants learn skills that are beneficial to themselves and to their families as they adjust to their dislocation. The tailoring techniques, such as sewing and garment construction, provide participants an opportunity to earn money through sales of clothing, clothing alterations and repairs.Donate Now
ARDF Australia currently sponsors 6 Anglican students to attend a Community Development training course in the Highlands of PNG at the Christian Leaders Training College. The course teaches project management, rice production, meat chicken production and business skills in the context of a Bible College. ARDFA Project Consultant, Conrad Parsons visited these students in June 2019 and confirmed the usefulness of this groundbreaking course.Donate Now
ARDF Australia is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo to support Ugandan Clergy families in the West Ankole diocese. The Clergy families are provided a goat as an ongoing source of income through milk production. Goats reproduce quickly so the families can develop a bigger herd to provide further income. The extra income lifts the family out of poverty, assisting with food, housing, healthcare and school fees. This will improve the wellbeing of each member of the family and free the clergy to focus on strengthening and supporting their local communities.Donate Now