Impact Audits


NAYBA has developed a tool to measure and report the collective social impact of the Church in local communities – we call it the NAYBA Impact Audit.

The approach, and the data it provides, has helped to bring together churches of all denominations, transform the relationship between churches and civic leadership, and positively shift perceptions about the role and value of the church in society.

NAYBA Australia recently conducted an audit of Ryde in Sydney, and the results show that churches and faith groups have played a critical role in the community – particularly in addressing key issues like social isolation and loneliness.

The final audit report includes the following statistics:

  • Almost $2.7 million in social impact value to the City of Ryde each year
  • Nearly 8,000 people in need served in the past 12 months – equivalent to 6% of the population of Ryde
  • 69 community services being delivered by churches and faith groups, addressing 13 of the greatest social needs in the region

Click below to download a copy of the full report.

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"Many across Australia, including in the City of Ryde, have experienced hardships recently and the work of faith-based community organisations has been instrumental in helping them get back on their feet."

Councillor Jordan Lane, Mayor Of Ryde

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