Australian Mercy Currently manages five Charitable Funds. Your donation to any of them is a donation for life. The investment funds are perpetual and managed by Equity Trustees. The dividends are used towards the particular causes. For more detail download the Gift Fund Guidelines.
Australian Mercy Medical and Training Charitable Gift
The Vicki Project
Australian Mercy maintains a specialised fund with the intention of assisting people in the Developing World who are in need of medical assistance or who are undergoing some form of medical training with the intention of serving those in need.
This fund is named in memory of Vicki Thomson who though a champion for those unwell, sadly passed away in 2013. The fund is used to pay for medical procedures as well as scholarships.
Australian Mercy International Women’s Charitable Gift
Donna McDermid Memorial
Australian Mercy has a specialised fund to improve the status of women and help the victims of sexual abuse in the Developing World. In consultation with the McDermid Family the Board has decided to name the fund in memory of Donna McDermid.
Donna McDermid was a former missionary to India and Australia and a great supporter of the work of Australian Mercy. Donna was an inspirational leader who had a life-long passion to see the status of women improved in the Developing World. Sadly in February 2008, Donna died after a long illness.
The Australian Mercy Board sees that the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund (DMMF) has enormous possibilities to alleviate the suffering of many women in the Developing World.
Imagine the enormous good that will be done through your donation to the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund;
Imagine as women become empowered through the DMMF grants scheme to live fulfilling lives in a safe environment.
Imagine what it would mean to the victims of sexual abuse as they are empowered to take the first few steps towards recovery the rebuilding of their lives.
Imagine young girls and older women being enabled to receive a better education, better access to medical services, and being empowered to have increased business opportunities so that they can provide for themselves and their families.
Imagine once discarded little girls living safe and happy lives with certain futures.
The Donna McDermid Memorial Fund website can be found at www.donnamcdermid.org
(item 9.1.1) is a public fund established by Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd that is used solely for the relief of people in countries that have been declared by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to be Developing Countries.
Donations of $2.00 or more that are made to this fund are tax deductible to Australian donors.
Australian Mercy registers projects with the ARMS Overseas Aid Fund that fit criteria that attracts tax deductibility. These projects are regularly monitored and assessed by the Australian Mercy Board through the Project Management Groups that are set up to run each individual project.
In order to operate this fund Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd has gone through a stringent application process and has been declared to be an approved organisation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The fund was gazetted on August 15, 2012.
Not all of our international projects are registered with the ARMS Overseas Aid Fund, please check to see if the project you want to support attracts tax deductibility.
Provides an income stream for Australian Mercy work amongst those who are victims of disasters.
Funding work amongst those caught up in disasters is never easy as the needs of disaster victims are so great. For many, being involved in either a natural or man-made disaster represents the worst experience of their lives!
Australian Mercy has been sending emergency relief teams into disasters for many years. Such teams have been to places such as Iraq, the Philippines, Aceh (Tsunami), Pakistan (Earthquake) and East Timor (Refugee Emergency Relief), Haiti, Samoa (Tsunami) and Indonesia. Through the work of Australian Mercy many thousands of people have been helped and many hundreds of lives have been saved.
Australian Mercy is always looking for creative ways in which we can fund our emergency relief programs helping people in the most difficult of circumstances.
The Australian Mercy Disaster Relief Charitable Gift is a fully tax-deductible charitable trust that will grow and develop and continue to benefit our disaster relief work.
Our hope for this trust is that over time it will grow and become a major provider of funds that will enable Australian Mercy to help the many thousands of people who are caught up in disasters every year; but in order to do this we need your help.
Both individuals and companies will receive a tax deduction for donations made to the The Australian Mercy Disaster Relief Charitable Gift.
Your donation to the The Australian Mercy Disaster Relief Charitable Gift will have ongoing effects for not only the next few years, but for generations to come and will help the victims of disasters to receive the help they so desperately need.
Australian Mercy is about giving hope to people who are caught up in disasters; your support of the ACTA – ARMS Disaster Relief Charitable Gift will help us do exactly that.
(AMF) is a funding initiative to help projects among the poor that are unable to get funding from other sources.
Public gifts and donations increase the size of the AMF invested. Funds donated to the AMF are placed in a trust that is managed by Equity Trustees. Dividends from that trust are then distributed by the Australian Mercy Board according to the following formula;
75% of dividends – Given away
20% of dividends – Re-invested back into the account to help increase the size of the fund and to buffer against inflation.
5% of dividends – Used for admin costs of running the fund.
Examples of the small grants the AMF has made are below.
$1,000 - Project among HIV families in Thailand.
$2,000- To build houses for widows in Rural India.
$2,000 – Towards the acquisition of land for a land mine project in Cambodia.
$1,500 – launch the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund.
$600 – Establish a project office in Mae Sot.
$1,000 – Establish a malaria focussed micro enterprise project in Myanmar.
$850 – Emergency counselling for trauma victims.
$1,000 – Research aquaponics for possible application in needy communities.
$500 – Malaria medicines for rural clinics in Papua.
$1000 – Emergency medicines for Rohinga refugees in Myanmar.
$1,000 – Community based NGO – Myanmar
$500 – The launch of the Vicki Thomson Medical Fund.
$1,330 – Village water project Chin State – Myanmar
Your kindness in making this donation is greatly appreciated.
Australian Mercy launched the Buzz Off malaria project in 2009. This project seeks to address issues related to the impact that malaria is having in poor communities in the Developing World. As part of the Buzz Off campaign a malaria training program was established in Myanmar.
As this training program developed it became apparent that there was not just one but three linked diseases that are having disastrous consequences in poor communities.
These diseases are malaria, Tuberculosis (TB), and HIV / AIDS. It is our desire to reduce the impact of all three of these diseases. Objective The three diseases fund seeks to assist in financing projects and initiatives that will reduce the impact of malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS in poor communities in the Developing world