Notice of office closure:

CDF offices and online will be closed between noon Friday 23 December until Monday, 9 January 2023

May we take this opportunity to wish you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

Catholic Development Fund

Invest in Good

Invest in Good

with the CDF

The CDF exists to help the Church achieve its mission by providing for activities to strengthen the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

CDF members choose from a range of investment and savings products to suit their saving and lifestyle needs. All accounts provide a return to each member.

With no shareholders to satisfy the surplus generated by the CDF is available for the Bishop to help those in education and need of care and support.

Upon request, Catholic schools, parishes, and organisations within the diocese can lend from the CDF to help carry out their own projects.

The CDF offers a socially responsible investment option with an investment policy aligned with Catholic values.  It remains a practical way to save while investing in the good of the Christchurch Diocese.

CDF – Invest in Good





CDF Benefits

investment policy

We invest in companies aligned to our Catholic values

No Account Fees

No transaction fees

Help the Church Locally

A socially responsible investment

100% Guaranteed

By the Bishop of Christchurch

Personalised Service

We know our members

Interest Paid

Earn interest on each account

Invest in
their future

Save for education and attendance dues

Ease of attendance dues payment

Save for uniforms or university

Teach your child socially responsible investing

Invest in
Christmas Joy

Provide for family gatherings and holidays

Celebrate the birth of Jesus without stress

Funds available 01 December

Christmas and summer
holiday savings

Invest in
Peace of Mind

Set aside savings and plan for your funeral

$10,000 exempt from asset testing

Funeral preparation guidance

Be prepared, ease the burden on
your loved ones

Invest in

Safe, flexible, reliable investment option

100% guaranteed by
Bishop of Christchurch

No account fees

Park your savings
3, 6, 9 12-month terms

Good News Stories

Read about the great work taking place within our community

Meet the Team – CDF Trustee, Kintilla du Boucher-Ryan

Meet the Team – CDF Trustee, Kintilla du Boucher-Ryan

The Bishop of Christchurch appoints CDF Trustees and ensures their skills include a mix of investment, financial and marketing expertise to assist in achieving high governance standards and ensuring effective stewardship. The CDF’s newest board member, Kintilla du...

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The CDF exists to help the Church achieve its mission by providing loans and funding for activities that strengthen the
Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.