The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Caritas Funds

Some of our regular funds are dedicated to specific causes or regions around the world. When donating online, enter the name of the fund to which you'd like to donate in the Comments field. When donating offline or by direct deposit, let us know at the time of the donation if you want to specify a fund for your contribution.

Our Caritas Funds

He Oranga Taurikura - A Thriving Life is a five year programme working with local communities in the Pacific and South East Asia where we will continue to reduce the impact of poverty with a focus on girls and women, refugees and migrants, and indigenous peoples. Donations to this fund will be matched with $3 for every $1 you donate by the New Zealand Aide Program. 

Our Emergency Fund allows us to respond immediately to emergencies around the world.  General Funds are used where they are most needed, for emergencies or for development programmes, in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

One World Partnership is our regular giving programme. Contributions are directed where they are most needed.

Our Seasonal Appeals : Caritas runs an annual Spring Appeal, Winter Appeal and Christmas Appeal to support our work for justice, peace and development in New Zealand and overseas..

Our annual Lent Appeal on behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference is our largest appeal of the year and supports our work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Throughout the year, but primarily in Term 1, the Caritas Challenge provides an opportunity for schools and youth groups to come together to demonstrate solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice. During Term 2 in Catholic primary schools around New Zealand, Mufti Mania helps to build solidarity through raising money for schools in poor and vulnerable communities. This event is held in partnership with the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals' Association (NZCPPA).

Our Regional Funds

As part of a global network, we are able to direct contributions to partners and programmes on the ground around the world. If you have questions about supporting a specific region or programme, please contact us.

The Pacific Relief Fund allows us to respond to the needs of our neighbours in the Pacific before, during and after an emergency. This fund has been used recently to support cyclone relief, to assist Samoa during the measles outbreak in 2019 and to strengthen Pacific response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Philippines Fund can be used where it is most needed in the Philippines, including for emergency response and development programmes.

The Rohingya Appeal offers emergency relief for the millions of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.

The Peace in the Middle East fund supports vulnerable communities affected by ongoing humanitarian crises in the Holy Land, Syria and Palestine.

The Africa Aid and Development fund is used throughout Africa to support communities in need through crises, emergencies and in development.

The Latin America and Caribbean Fund assists emergency relief and some development work.


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