- To alleviate human suffering.
- To assist community development and cultural activities especially those that seek to help rebuild community spirit and resilience in parishes and the wider community.
- To help parishes continue to meet the pastoral needs of their parishioners post-earthquake.
- To help parishes prepare for future events / improved disaster preparedness.
Information on the goals of the fund, eligibility, how to apply, and who has received money so far can be found here.