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General Community Development Fund

Sustainable Development Goals

ABM places a high value on the quality and longevity of the impacts of its community development work. That is one reason we are so strongly supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (pictured above). Each of our Community Development projects helps to contribute to one or more of these goals, known as the SDGs.

The work of this General Community Development Fund focusses on Goal #17, Partnerships for the Goals. Working in partnerships makes it possible to achieve all the other Sustainable Development Goals.

This year we aim to undertake 2 project evaluations, support 2 ecumenical disaster preparedness and response networks, and fund 2 meetings with Pacific Anglican Alliance Partners to further the advocacy work of the Anglican Communion.

The General Community Development Fund helps ABM to fund our community development work that cannot be neatly packaged as a “project”. It includes the following activities:

  • Continuing to measure and evaluate our effectiveness in the aid projects we deliver
  • Enabling us to learn from and improve the work we do
  • Supporting the Anglican Communion to amplify the voices of smaller churches around the world, and especially in our own Pacific region, in advocacy on Climate Change, Prevention of Violence against Women, and ending Human Trafficking and Poverty.
  • Supporting the ecumenical work of the Church Agencies Network working to prevent, mitigate or effectively respond to disasters in our Pacific Region
  • Supporting the ecumenical work of Action by Churches Together in responding to disasters worldwide 

If you have ever wondered how organisations like ABM ensure that the money they raise from the public and spend with overseas partners on community projects and disaster response is spent wisely….

If you have ever wanted to see a small donation make a real difference by joining it to many other small donations, through large ecumenical responses to disasters…..

If you have ever wanted the voice of the Anglican churches in our Pacific region to be heard on the world stage…

… then please consider supporting this vital fund.

XG011ZD needs $129,242 in 2019 (tax-deductible)

  • A project evaluation typically costs around $10,000.
  • Membership of Action by Churches Together costs $5,300 each year.
  • Support for Anglican Alliance costs $45,000 each year.
  • Annual support for the work of the Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) costs $20,000.



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Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.