CDPF Limited, a company established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has indemnified the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Development Fund for the Catholic Community Fund ABN 59 728 447 508 (Fund) against any liability arising out of a claim by investors in the Fund. In practice, this means your investment is backed by the assets of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese. Money invested with the Fund is used to support the charitable works of the Catholic Church. This is achieved by providing a return on your investment that enables us to provide low-cost funding to assist Catholic organisations, including Catholic schools.
Accordingly, we are required by law to tell you that your investment with us is not comparable to those with banks, finance companies or fund managers.
The Fund is not regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) nor has it been examined or approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) because we have been granted exemptions.
Under these exemptions, we are required by law to tell you that:
The Catholic Community Fund (CCF) and CDFMN AFSL Limited are committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act. Our members’ privacy has always been of utmost importance to us.
The CCF has procedures in place to ensure the privacy of our members’ personal information.
This policy is available free of charge and we can send you a copy upon request.
The Hardship Policy sets out the basis on which Catholic Community Fund (CCF) will determine whether “exceptional circumstances” that may lead to financial hardship exist that would warrant the early release of funds to Non-Associate Retail Clients (retail investor).
View our full Hardship Policy here.
We’ve changed our name to Catholic Community Fund but these reports were published under our previous name, Catholic Development Fund.