Project Application Guidelines

As a charity dedicated specifically to the welfare of the Catholic Church itself, ACN's funding strategy is pastoral and religious in nature, i.e. Faith-related. Typical projects supported include:

  • Formation of priests and religious
  • Training of catechists and lay pastoral workers
  • Means of transport for pastoral work
  • Construction or renovation aid for churches and related pastoral buildings
  • Media apostolate
  • Bibles, catechisms and basic religious literature
  • Pastoral programmes for specific target groups
  • Existence aid for religious sisters
  • Mass stipends for priests

We do not engage in the equally important humanitarian socio-charitable field that is the proper domain of many other Catholic charities and NGOs. Please save yourself and us unnecessary expenses: do not submit applications that are outside the scope of our work, such as:

  • Humanitarian and socio-economic development
  • Building schools and hospitals
  • Private living, medical and schooling expenses
  • Salaries
  • Open-ended subsidies or recurrent costs
  • Endowment funds
  • Projects already completed
  • Repaying debts
  • Purchase of land

Please see the relevant PDFs below with full instructions on how to send your request to our International Headquarters in Germany.

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