Sustainable Communities
Jesus came that we might have abundant life, and AID believes that that life extends to the whole person living in community.

AID’s Sustainable Communities Program works with Anglican Church Partners in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea, and parts of Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia to help deliver grassroots community-driven development. We believe that local communities are best-placed to know what programs they want and what assistance they need from our partners. Partners are encouraged to work closely with communities to ensure communities are “in the driving seat” of development projects.

AID works closely with our church partners, supporting them to be effective and efficient, so that they, in turn, can bring Jesus’ promise of abundant life to the communities they work with.

With our partners, we promote a strengths-based approach to development that is inclusive, encourages participation, empowers women, and fosters positive and sustainable change. Our Sustainable Communities projects support local communities to address climate change, gender equality, disability and social inclusion, to work for improved food security and livelihoods, improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene, adult literacy, and some early childhood projects. With sustainability in mind, we also encourage our partners both to work with their own governments, and to help their local communities advocate for better services from government at all levels.


Download the AID Sustainable Communities Program Strategy here.

Sustainable Communities Projects

Rapid Emergency Response Fund

Support people in need all over the world by ensuring emergency funding is available to provide the necessities of food and accommodation in a time of crisis.

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People affected by conflict in DR Congo waiting to receive food relief from the local church community. © CAPA. Used with permission.

Gawura School

Support First Nations students as they progress through their education in a supportive and enriching environment.

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School assembly for NAIDOC Week at Gawura campus ©Gawura

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become leaders in their church and communities through an education at Wontulp-Bi-Buya College.

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Diploma of Theology students, Wontulp-Bi-Buya College ©Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

Nungalinya College

Support Nungalinya College in the Northern Territory to deliver their Foundation Studies courses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as they prepare to lead their churches and communities.

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Studying at Nungalinya College ©Nungalinya College