Creative Ministries Trusts and Funds

CMN’s income comes from donations, consultancy work and grants. CMN is grateful to all the individuals, organisations and companies whose generosity makes this work possible. You may donate to the Arts Fund, Creative Ministries Trust, or the Peace Fund.  Or you may make a bequest in your will.

In Australia, donations over $2.00 to the Creative Ministries Network Trust to support CMN’s service activities and programs are tax deductible.

Work-related Grief Support – make a Creative donation!

Creative Ministries Network is making a special appeal for people to support our Work-Related Grief Support (WGS) service. SHARE Community Appeal have set up a special online donation page for this purpose:

Make a Creative donation for Work-related Grief Support (click here – SHARE makes it easy and secure to donate online).

Creative Ministries Network Trust

Aims of the CMN Trust

The CMN Trust provides tax-deductible receipts for all donations to CMN services for families bereaved by work-related death, veterans and Indigenous people and other support programs.

This Trust was set up to encourage donations that enable the CMN to:

  • develop programs which enable clients and program participants to develop positive relationships with each other and their community
  • deliver high quality services in ways which promote human dignity
  • ensure that programs are non-discriminatory and are planned, implemented, managed and evaluated in a consultative and participative manner
  • provide or encourage innovative services
  •  liaise and cooperate with other community service agencies in developing accessible and relevant services
  • advocate publicly on behalf of those who require services.

Donate to the CMN Trust

Donate to the Barry Pearce Memorial Lecture Fund BarryPearceTrust

Arts Fund

Your tax-deductible gift to the Creative Ministries Arts Fund will empower artists from all disciplines to make a vital contribution to the Creative Ministries Network’s ministry of healing, justice and reconciliation. The Arts Fund supports the integration of the arts with all CMN activities.

We believe the arts can play a vital role in integrating the life of faith with life in all its dimensions. Wholeness of body, mind and spirit is a most pressing issue facing the future of each person, the church and our nation.

If you would like to contribute to the Creative Ministries Arts fund you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Arts Fund



Peace Fund

The Peace Fund supports small scale projects that contribute to world peace.  From 2012, the Fund will also support the Barry Pearce Peace Memorial Lecture at CMN’s annual Remembrance Eve dinner.

Past projects include a Peace Concert for Hiroshima Day, a musical composition remembering those who died during war service, a service of Contemplative Worship for veterans,  travel to an international conference on reconciliation, a retreat for veterans and their spouses, sponsoring a US veteran to visit, and the Remembrance Eve dinner and lecture.


Make a Bequest in your Will

You may be interested in making a bequest in your will to the Creative Ministries Network. Here is some wording you could use.

“I GIVE AND BEQUEATH (insert details – for example)

  • a specific amount
  • a percentage of estate
  • residue of estate
  • particular property or item

to the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Victoria), 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, for the purpose of the Creative Ministries Network or its legal successor.

If you would like more information about the mission and work of the Creative Ministries Network, please contact the Director,Antony McMullen 9827 8322

If you would like to discuss your requirements with the Uniting Church’s Bequest and Public Relations Officer of the Uniting Church and ask for the new Wills and Bequests Booklet and a free Personal Will Planner, please forward your details to the address below.

Name      ________________________________________________________

Address   ________________________________________________________

_____________________________________Postcode     _________

Telephone   ________________  Preferred time to call ___________________

Please send this to

The Bequest and Public Relations Officer,

Uniting Church Centre,

130 Little Collins Street,

Melbourne, 3000

All information is strictly confidential.