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Welcome to the
Catholic Development Fund

Our Fund

At the Catholic Development Fund, we are proud to offer competitive investment rates to our members, while also delivering outstanding personal service. Together, we are working for a united community and a vibrant future. Prudential management harnesses the fund’s operating surplus to bolster capital works across our Diocese such as new early childhood education and school facilities. It also enables the Church to fulfil its essential pastoral mission and charitable work through agencies including CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning. So, your choice to invest with the fund is financially and ethically sound, assists children and young people to learn and prosper and helps those in our community who need a bit of extra support.

We welcome you to the Catholic Development Fund, where your money works for you and for others to live well.

Best regards,
Jenny Chung, Fund Manager

Mission and Vision

The Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Development Fund (CDF) exists to provide prudent financial management and to further the pastoral mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese.

By harnessing the financial resources of the Catholic community we are able to provide cost-effective financial arrangements for capital works and other essential pastoral programs.

Why customers love our fund

Our members could be students saving for a first car, families planning a holiday, investors seeking a competitive rate, or grandparents helping the grandkids. Whoever they are, our customers love our fund for enabling them to benefit themselves and the community at the same time.

Why we love our customers

Our customers think strategically — with both their heads and their hearts. If we didn’t have our customers, we would not be able to fund so many significant projects. Over the past five years, the fund has helped contribute funding for more than $150m in quality infrastructure, services and educational excellence across the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese. 

Every customer counts and makes a huge difference to the lives of those in our local community.

“The fund supports school developments and other initiatives such as affordable housing, early education through St Nicholas and the good work of CatholicCare.”

Bishop Bill Wright

From the Bishop

The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) has been a presence within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle for more than 60 years. The CDF assists with the management of finances for the Diocese and its agencies, parishes and schools. It also offers retail clients a range of investment products.

The CDF operates under an intermediary authorisation with CDFMN AFSL Limited Australian Financial Services Licence No. 504182.

The CDF not only supports our schools and childcare, and the good grassroots work of CatholicCare,  it also enables the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and its various agencies and instrumentalities to further develop existing initiatives and sanction new ministries.

I thank all investors for their loyal support, which enables the CDF to help the Diocese and its agencies do God’s good work.

Your loyal support and your faith together form the bedrock of the CDF.

The best way we can thank you for this is for the fund to continue to serve you and your needs.

 

Bishop Bill Wright

About the Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle extends from Morisset in the south, to Taree in the north, and as far inland as Merriwa and Murrurundi. Through its parishes, pastoral groups and agencies including the Catholic School Office, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, St Nicholas Early Education and the Catholic Development Fund, the Diocese provides pastoral, educational, social welfare, financial and community development services. The Diocese employs approximately 3,500 staff across these agencies.