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.


We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si

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 2016, over $11 million was raised to help the world's poorest communities. Thank you to all our generous supporters who participated in the event and showed they believe in a more just world. 

Project Compassion 2017

The theme for Project Compassion 2017 is “Love your neighbour”.

This year, Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives. For more than 50 years, Caritas Australia has been privileged to work together with our neighbours – our most vulnerable sisters and brothers in First Australian communities and in many other countries. Working with our partner agencies in those communities, we have developed the strength to combat poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of every person.

Throughout Project Compassion 2017, inspiring stories from the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Australia, Vietnam and Fiji will be shared, highlighting the importance of working hand in hand with communities around the world.

You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Matt 22:39
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 work hand in hand with your own community.