Our granting guidelines
1.) Partners: Jesuit Mission supports projects that are integrated with the priorities and programs of the local Jesuit Major Superiors and/or the local Church. Priority is given to Jesuit partners in the East Asia and Oceania Assistancy and where Australian and New Zealand Jesuits are posted. Projects of dioceses, other religious congregations, NGOs and others will also be considered. Projects of those with whom the Australian Province has a close relationship and projects and priorities recommended by the Superior General carry additional weight.
2.) Jesuit Mission makes grants to partners engaged in three broad kinds of activities, namely work that offers a direct benefit to the socially excluded through relief, aid and development, or indirectly benefits the socially excluded through research and advocacy, or work that strengthens and encourages Jesuits and helps build up the Society of Jesus and local Church communities in areas of great need in establishing their mission. These kinds of activity include the delivery of goods and services, the running of programs and the establishment of facilities including the purchase of land and equipment and the erection, extension or renovation of buildings.
a) Relief and development work that directly benefits the socially excluded and especially targets vulnerable groups such as minorities, indigenous people, refugees, widows and orphans, the handicapped and sick includes:-
i) Help with food, water and shelter
ii) Health assessment, medical or surgical care, therapy, and rehabilitation
iii) Community development including uplift and empowerment, community organizing, leadership training
iv) Primary, secondary, tertiary education for children and youth
v) Hostel accommodation or other support to provide access to health and educational services for people from remote areas
vi) Adult education including life skills, vocational training, literacy and numeracy
vii) Rural development work (helping rural communities to improve their herds, crop yields, tools, machinery, roads and water supply)
iii) Village savings schemes helping families to manage finances and avoid using high interest loan
b) work that indirectly benefits the socially excluded includes building local organisational capacity through research and advocacy
c) Work that builds up the Society of Jesus and local Church communities in areas of great need includes:
i) To establish and support programs that build leadership capacity in local communities including training for Jesuits and for those preparing to enter the Jesuits
ii) To establish and support residential and office facilities for community leaders including Jesuits employed in various programs
iii) To establish and support programs for the care of sick and aged Jesuits
iv) To establish and support programs of sacramental ministry and worship
3.) In accordance with ATO criteria and AusAid guidelines funding for 2(a) above is to be provided from the Australian Jesuit Mission Overseas Aid Fund -a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donations to this fund are to be used for Aid and Development work and Emergency relief only. Jesuit Mission general funds i.e. non tax deductible revenue can to be used to support the work referred to in items 2(b) and 2(c).