Project Compassion

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


... education, training and sharing knowledge empowers individuals and communities to transform their futures and create lasting change.

Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace. It is the lifeblood of Caritas Australia; without it, we could not do the vital work we do.

In Project Compassion 2015, $11.57 million was raised to help the world's poorest communities. Thank you to all our generous supporters who participated and showed they believe in a more just world. 


Project Compassion 2016

The theme for Project Compassion 2016 is “Learning more, creating change”.

As Pope Francis says “Education is an act of hope”, so this year Project Compassion celebrates the power of learning, and the many ways in which Caritas Australia is working with local partners around the world to provide vital learning and renewed hope to children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice.

Throughout Project Compassion 2016, inspiring stories from Malawi, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Cambodia and India will show how education, training and sharing knowledge can empower individual communities to transform their futures and create lasting change.

Together we can empower the world’s poorest people with the opportunity to learn, grow and create change."
Bishop Greg O’Kelly
Support Caritas Australia's Project Compassion

Make a donation online

Donate at your parish or school by using the donation box and envelopes provided.

Organise a fundraiser in your school, parish, business or community. For more details visit our fundraising page.

Access resources for your school or parish via the navigation menu on the left to learn more and create change in your own community.