CDF offices and online will close between noon Friday, 22 December, and Monday, 8 January 2024.

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

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 interest-earning investment and savings products to suit their saving and lifestyle needs.

With no shareholders to satisfy, any surplus generated is made available for the Bishop of Christchurch to use in helping those in education or need of care and support.

Upon request, Catholic schools, parishes, and organisations may apply to borrow from the CDF to help carry out their own projects’ needs.

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 community.

CDF – Invest in Good





CDF Benefits

Investment Policy

We invest in companies aligned to our Catholic values

Zero Fees

No account or transaction fees

Socially Responsible

Help the Church locally

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 school fees and needs

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 locally



CDF Chair Graeme Wilson is pleased to announce that at the CDF's Annual General Meeting, a distribution of $450,000 was made available for the Bishop of Christchurch to continue supporting good works within his Diocese. Mr. Wilson commented “With our strong capital...

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A new kāika, home for St Anne’s senior students

A new kāika, home for St Anne’s senior students

In 2022 a new classroom block was required to meet pressure due to student roll growth (55% growth from 2017-2022). The project’s financing was completed via a Catholic Development Fund (CDF) loan, with design and management undertaken in partnership between WSP and...

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