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About : Our Vision & Mission

Anglican Aid is

the aid and ministry support agency of Sydney Anglicans in partnership with the global church.

Our Vision

To see the grace of God overflowing to a world in need.

Our Mission

To strengthen churches and help transform communities by building relationships between Australian Christians and local partners overseas.

Our Values

Our values are informed by reformed, evangelical faith and sound development principles.

Grace
Integrity
Compassion
Gospel partnerships
Community participation
Sustainable transformation

Our History

 

1934 – In response to the hardships of the Great Depression in Sydney, Archbishop Howard Mowll founded the Archbishop of Sydney’s Winter Appeal. This fund, later re-named to the Archbishop’s Community Care Fund, focused on those people in need within and around the Sydney Diocese.

 

1971Archbishop Sir Marcus Loane established the Archbishop’s Overseas Relief and Aid Fund (ORAF) to reach beyond the Sydney Diocese into the developing world, to care for those affected by war, poverty, disease, injustice and natural disaster.

 

2001Archbishop Harry Goodhew created the Archbishop’s Overseas Ministry Fund, to help ministries in the developing world by providing financial support for Bible and leadership training.

 

2010Archbishop Peter Jensen renamed and restructured the Archbishop’s Appeals Unit, which managed the three funds, and created the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid.

 

2022 – Community Care projects transition to Anglicare, who are experts at caring for Australian communities. This allows Anglican Aid to focus on overseas development and overseas ministry work.

 

Today, Anglican Aid manages three funds which reflect our rich history: Overseas Development (ORAF), Overseas Ministry, and Anglican Aid (which contains Australian-based emergency projects, and overseas projects).

Anglican Aid Fund

Internationally, Anglican Aid often works with low-capacity partners, supporting small projects that the local community has identified as necessary and urgent. We are involved with a wide array of health, education, income generation, and other capacity building initiatives.

In Australia, Anglican Aid supports local churches providing emergency relief to communities devastated by natural disasters such as bushfire or flood. 

Anglican Aid is a registered charity with the ACNC. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), all donations to Anglican Aid are tax-deductible.

Overseas Development Fund

The Overseas Development Fund, also called Overseas Relief and Aid Fund (ORAF) supports higher-capacity Christian agencies overseas. ORAF is focused on longer term development projects which meet the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme criteria. These projects assist in empowering and building the capacity of local communities to create sustainable change.

Anglican Aid Overseas Relief and Aid Fund (ORAF) is a registered charity with tax-deductible status.

ORAF-funded project (ACFID accreditation)  This icon indicates an Overseas Relief and Aid (ORAF) Project.

Overseas Ministry Fund

Through Overseas Ministry, Anglican Aid is able to partner with Christian brothers and sisters in places where strong Biblical training is limited and under-resourced.

As a result, Anglican Aid is supporting the next generation of gospel workers, so that the grace of Jesus Christ will be known more widely in the developing world.

The Bible College Student Sponsorships (BCSS) program is a critical part of Overseas Ministry, seeking to connect Australian Christians and ministry students at trusted theological institutions in Africa, Asia and South America.

Church leadership in the developing world has often not had the benefit of good theological education and flounders in the face of false doctrine, syncretism, corruption, and persecution. The church is growing in number, but not in depth of understanding. The BCSS program addresses this by sharing our resources to foster strong theological colleges, to build gospel-rich Christian churches and to develop communities with integrity.

A registered charity, Overseas Ministry is not tax-deductible.

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