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The Australian Mercy Fund (AMF) is a funding initiative of Australian Mercy to help projects among the poor that are unable to get funding from other sources. To date The AMF has given more than $14,000 in funding to small projects that are benefiting the poor and needy.

The AMF is supported through public fundraising. Funds donated to the AMF are placed in a trust that is managed by Equity Trustees. Dividends for that trust are distributed bu the Australian Mercy Board according to the following formula;

75% of dividends – Set aside for AMF Disbursals
20% of dividends – Re-invested into the Equity Trustees to help increase the size of the fund and to help buffer it against inflation.
5% of dividends  – Used for admin costs of running the fund.

According to our most recent Annual Report the AMF had an investment core of $28,842.00 as at June 30, 2015.

To date the AMF has given small grants to the following projects.

  • $1,000 – Donation project among HIV families in Thailand -
  • $2,000- Grant to build houses for widows in Rural India
  • $2,000 – Donation for the acquisition of land for a land mine project in Cambodia.
  • $1,500 – Donation to launch the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund.
  • $600 – Donation to establish a project office in Mae Sot.
  • $1,000 – Grant to establish a malaria focussed micro enterprise project in Myanmar.
  • $850 – Donation for emergency counselling for trauma victims.
  • $1,000 – Grant to research aquaponics for possible application in needy communities
  • $500 – Donation to buy malaria medicines for rural clinics in Papua
  • $1000 – Donation of funds for emergency medicines for Rohinga refugees in Myanmar.
  • $1,000 – Support grant to Community based NGO – Myanmar
  • $500 – Donation to help launch Vicki Thomson Medical Fund
  • $1,3330 – Grant to establish village water project Chin State – Myanmar

TOTAL DISBURSALS TO DATE $14,280

The AMF seeks public donations to increase the size of the invested core of the fund. The fund is also supplemented by fund raising done through the Australian Mercy National Office.

Disbursals from the fund are made on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of the Australian Mercy Board.

In the coming years the Australian Mercy Fund will continue to provide funds for poorer projects that are serving the poor and needy.

Both individuals and companies will receive a tax deduction for donations made to the Australian Mercy Charitable Gift.
Regular or one-off tax deductible donations are welcome. Donations can be given via our website here

Equity Trustees
575 Bourke St
Melbourne Vic 3001

Tell Equity Trustees that you want to direct the funds to The Australian Mercy Charitable Gift quoting this reference code CH002309; please include an address where your tax deductible receipt can be sent.

Your kindness in making this donation is greatly appreciated.