The Catholic Development Fund


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"Following Jesus Christ, we the Church seek to spread the love of God through our services to others and care for those in need.In order for us to undertake this mission, we need a range of resources, both personal and material." Read more here...
With 27 parishes in the diocese and over 8000 students attending our 27 schools, the financial demands on our resources continue to grow. Our aim is to expand the fund to meet these needs Read More...

Whether you have a large or small investment, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of terms which best suit your financial needs.  See the current CDF Investment rates Find out more here...


What is the Catholic Development Fund?

An investment is a vehicle designed to put your money to work for you. But what if that money could be doing a bit of God’s work at the same time?

With the Catholic Development Fund that’s just what happens. While your money is earning interest very close to the market rate, a small fraction of your return helps the Bishop to run programmes in your parish and throughout the Bunbury Diocese.  Make the CDF an Integral Part of Your Portfolio and Support our Catholic Community while you provide for your future

What services does the Catholic Development Fund Offer?

Why choose the Catholic Development Fund?

The CDF provides funding for our Diocese from a few of the percentage points of interest earned by each investment.

The resulting funds are the major source of income for the ongoing work of the Church in the Bunbury Diocese, both in social services and liturgical activities.  For example, programmes for Catholic Education and youth development, Adult Faith Education and catechist training, programmes that offer Spiritual direction and healing, as well as those that support pregnant women, are all funded by investors in the CDF.

The money you have in the CDF makes a real difference to people in the local community and to the work of the Church in our Diocese.

The Catholic Diocese of Bunbury gives you peace of mind by providing an indemnity against loss on your investments with the CDF including any interest payable.

NO account fees or charges


**An investment with the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) is designed for those persons who wish to promote the educational, charitable and other activities of the Catholic community and for whom the considerations of profit are not of primary relevance in their investment decision. Investors should be aware that the CDF is not subject to the normal requirements to have a prospectus or Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and be registered or have a trust deed under the Corporations Law (Act) and that contributions to the Fund do not obtain the benefit of the depositor protection provisions of the Banking Act 1959. The CDF has not been examined or approved by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and neither the controlling entity nor the Fund is prudentially supervised by APRA. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Bunbury has indemnified the CDF against any liability arising out of a claim by investors in the CDF through CDPF Limited which is a company established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.**

Catholic Diocese of Bunbury
PO Box 2005, Bunbury WA 6231 - Diocesan Office: 08 9721 0500