Catholic Development Fund
The mission of the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) is to advance the mission of the Catholic Church in Tasmania by providing a source of finance and credit for capital and other expenditures in the work of the Church primarily within the Archdiocese of Hobart. This includes providing a means of promoting the charitable and educational activities of the Archdiocese.
The Catholic Development Fund is a part of the Archdiocese of Hobart Corporate Services. It was established as the Schools Provident Fund in 1958 to meet the need for development in Catholic Schools for the Church in Tasmania, by provided long term, low-interest loans. In 1998 the name was changed to the Catholic Development Fund Tasmania.
The CDF provides a corporate treasury function that services and supports Catholic schools, colleges and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office, together with parishes, welfare agencies, aged care facilities and many other Catholic organisations such as the Catholic Women’s League and Parents and Friends associations.