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

Integrated WASH Project

Vanuatu is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and natural disasters. It comprises 83 islands, of which...

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Integrated WASH project

Gender Equality Project

Last year, of 116 girls aged 13 to 16 who entered into child marriages, 26 returned to school through this project including five who had had babies...

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Gender Equality project

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

This fund has been used to help some of the most vulnerable people across seven African countries. The money reached vulnerable families...

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COVID-19 Emergency Fund project

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

Developing study programs leading to awards in theology, suicide prevention, addictions management and community development...

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Wontulp-Bi-Buya project

Nungalinya College

We were able to run all of our courses, and over 300 remote Indigenous students came in to Darwin to study...

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Nungalinya College project

Gawura School

Located within St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Gawura is a unique K-6 day school for First Nations children from inner Sydney...

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Gawura School project