Anne Addei
Compassion Trust Manager

Our Supporters



Beach Campus in New Brighton &
City Campus in Phillipstown

Based at Grace Vineyard Church Compassion Trust is a non-profit charitable trust that serves families and individuals who are in need and living in the eastern suburbs.

A key role of the Trust is matching up the needs of the community with willing volunteers who love  serving in practical ways. Following the February 2011 earthquake, the Trust undertook a community needs assessment project to fully understand the needs of the eastern suburb. It became clear that high demand existed for a community based free budget advice service. After much planning, recruiting, training and networking and building relationships with local support organizations, Compassion Trust Budget Advice Service was formed on the 7th October 2012.

Our vision is "Embracing, Equipping and Empowering our Community."

Our team assists with financial mentoring (budgeting), advocacy and working with creditors, debt management, money courses and community care programmes. Our community care programmes consist of:
1. Fortnightly community lunch at Beach Campus on Mondays starting at 12 noon
2. Coffee and Chat at Beach Campus every Wednesday in term time from 9-10.30am
3. Beach Vista Social Club at Beach Campus every Thursday in term time from 1.30-4pm
4. Latimer Square gathering every Friday night from 6-7pm.

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A community organization like ours needs good infrastructure, resources and staff to be effective and that comes at a cost. Would you like to consider becoming "A Friend of Compassion Trust" and partner with us? We welcome all financial donations whether it is weekly, fortnightly or monthly. You may wish to support the Trust by choosing a specific food item to add to our food parcels.

Please email the office for our account details by clicking here and using the following banking details:
Reference: Giving Number
Code: Compassion

Remember that donations to charitable trusts are eligible for a 33% tax credit.

For more specific needs of the trust, please email or call Anne on 379 2329 and be part of this exciting Trust.




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