Diocesan Development Fund

The Diocesan Development Fund (DDF) was established by the Armidale Diocese in 1992. In September 2014, the Synod passed an Ordinance with a view to re-invigorating the DDF and providing for it to be managed by a Board which reports to Diocesan Council and, in turn, Synod.

The Diocesan Development Fund Ordinance specifies the arrangements under which the DDF is to operate, including details of the guarantee which is provided to the Fund by the Diocese of Armidale.

Our Mission

The primary objective of the DDF is to support the mission of the Diocese by encouraging investors to lodge funds with the DDF and for the Fund to then use those funds to provide loans for projects within the Diocese and to clergy and other Diocesan employees. The DDF makes grants to the Diocese out of the income it earns.

Our Community Saver Account

This account is available to the parishes and other entities of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale, as well as the people associated with the governance and running of them. The current interest rate is 1.20% with a bonus 0.30% going to the investor’s nominated diocesan ministry. Community Saver Brochure and Application Form.

Our Monthly Saver Account

This account is available to any person who is over 18, who has primarily and usually attended services at a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale for at least three months, and who is not a member of another Christian denomination. The current interest rate is 1.20% with a bonus 0.30% going to the investor’s nominated diocesan ministry.
Monthly Saver Brochure and Application Form.
Monthly Saver Flyer.

Where Can I Donate my ‘bonus’ interest to?

DDF Nominated Interest options for Investors (205 KB)

Our Board

Mr. James Kahl – Chair

The Rev. Christopher Pears – Executive Officer

Mr. Timothy McGhie – Board member

Mr. Hugh Castleden – Board member

Mr. Paul Harvey – Board member

Mr. Bryan Coleman – Board member

Our Contact Details

The Diocesan Development Fund operates from the Diocesan Registry Office.

Street Address
Cnr Rusden St & Faulkner St, Armidale

Postal Address
P.O. Box 198
Armidale NSW 2350
Australia

Phone: (02) 6772 4491
Email: ddfaccounts@armidaleanglicandiocese.com

The Administrative Officer, Mrs. Samantha Brennan, works part-time, and is best contacted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Our Identification Statements

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission –  11 December 2020.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 26 May 2020 and effective from 1 June 2020.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 1 April 2020.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 8 November 2019.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 6 August 2019.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 23 October 2018.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 18 December 2017.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 26 October 2017.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 28 February 2017.

Copies of the Fund’s Identification Statement lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – 6 February 2015.