Project Compassion

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Project Compassion

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

This appeal is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia, all in the name of justice and peace.

Project Compassion 2017  


In 2017, Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives.

We are sharing stories from people in Philippines, Timor Leste, Indigenous Australia, Vietnam, and Fiji. Their stories humble and inspire us, and show how your contributions to Project Compassion help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Each year, Project Compassion runs during Lent, the six weeks leading up to Easter.

Starting on Wednesday 1 March (Ash Wednesday) 2017, we are asking people across Australia to help us raise money and offer hope to the millions of families who fight for justice, peace and survival every single day.

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Every dollar you donate makes a difference.

In 2016, we raised over $11 million. This year, we’re hoping to raise even more.

Can you help?

Thank you!

Our incredibly generous supporters have raised over $11 million for Project Compassion 2016!

Tally coming in Feb 2016
fundraising tally
For PC16

Your support will
bring lasting change to
vulnerable communities
around the world.


50 years of Project Compassion

In 2016, we celebrate 50 years since the first national appeal was held in Lent of 1965. The appeal raised the equivalent of $90,000 towards community 'self-help' projects in countries like Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Take a trip down memory lane

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