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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: 

  • you will not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959 (Cth); 
  • investments that the Fund offers are not subject to the usual protections for investors under the Corporations Act (Cth) or regulation by ASIC; 
  • investments that the Fund offers are intended to attract investors whose main investment objective is to support our charitable work; 
  • we have an identification statement which contains information about us which may be viewed at www.myccf.com.au/regulatory/ 
  • the Fund does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence but the Fund has entered into an intermediary authorisation with CDFMN AFSL Limited ABN: 74 623 033 830, AFSL No. 504182 to issue and deal in debentures.; 
  • there is a risk that you may not get any of your money back from us. 

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.

View our full Privacy Policy here.

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 strive to provide excellent service. If you are unhappy with a product or service, or we do not meet your expectations, we would like to know so we can continue to improve.

View our Complaints Policy here.

Annual Reports

We’ve changed our name to Catholic Community Fund but these reports were published under our previous name, Catholic Development Fund. 

2023 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Community Fund 2023 Annual Report.

2020 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Development Fund 2020 Annual Report.

2022 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Development Fund 2022 Annual Report.

2019 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Development Fund 2019 Annual Report.

2021 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Development Fund 2021 Annual Report.

2018 Annual Report

Download the Catholic Development Fund 2018 Annual Report.