The Charitable Works Fund is a 100% tax deductible appeal that supports five charities which make a difference to the lives of children and families in our Diocese.
What is the CWF?
The Diocese of Broken Bay Charitable Works Fund (CWF) is a Diocesan-wide Appeal that runs three times a year to raise funds for charities in the Diocese.
Which charities does the CWF support?
The CWF donates the funds across five groups that directly support people in our Diocese. The charities receive the funds as needed. For example, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) does not receive government funding or payments from families that use the service, so the CCD receives a higher proportion of funds than the other charities.
Designated Priests and lay Pastoral Care practitioners travel to seven hospitals in the Diocese to provide a listening ear, guidance, ritual, prayer and sacraments when required. This program exists to support people often in their most vulnerable times. Your generous donations fund this important ministry.
Over 1,000 volunteers received specialised training to serve over 21,000 Catholic students in public schools in the Diocese. CCD staff work tirelessly in providing quality Catholic education in both primary and high schools. Without your support thousands of students will not receive Catholic education.
St Lucy's School
St Lucy’s School is a K- 6 Primary School to approximately 140 students with disabilities. Students at St Lucy’s receive education with Catholic values along with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to flourish and participate fully in society.
St Edmund's School
St Edmund’s is a 7 -12 high school for students with a wide range of disabilities including sensory impairment, intellectual disability and autism. St Edmunds creates a holistic learning environment incorporating academics and personal wellbeing through co-curricular activities.
The Ephpheta Centre
Ephpheta means “Be Open” and the Ephpheta Centre provides pastoral care, sacramental services, support and advocacy for all people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The chaplaincy team visits people confined to their homes, nursing homes, hospitals and those in prison, as well as friendship community gatherings catering to people across Sydney and the Central Coast.
Can I get a Tax Deduction for my donation?
Yes. All donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible. Please ensure that the CWF envelopes are completed so that a receipt may be provided to you for your tax records.
How does my Parish benefit from my donation?
Every Parish in the Diocese is set an individual target for raising funds for the CWF. Your donations are applied to your Parish, which is then applied to the Parish target. If the Parish does not meet the target, then Parish funds are needed to cover the Parish target. This ensures that charities can plan accordingly.
What if the Parish goes over the target?
All money raised for the CWF is given to the CWF to be distributed to the five areas identified above. If a Parish meets its target, the funds are still provided to the CWF to support those in need. We thank you for your generosity.
Each year the Diocese of Broken Bay raises funds to support these important pastoral works in the Diocese. Show your support by donating to the CWF.
Donation envelopes are available at your local Parish.
In your generosity... they will find new life.
For more information, contact:
Development and Relationships Manager
Ph: 02 8379 1664