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 in Whitehorse in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and the results show that churches and faith groups have played a critical role in the community – particularly throughout the COVID pandemic.

The final audit report includes the following statistics:

  • Almost $3.5 million in social impact value to the City of Whitehorse each year
  • Over 20,000 people in need served in the past 12 months – equivalent to 12% of the population of Whitehorse
  • 94 community service activities being delivered by churches and faith groups, addressing 15 of the greatest social needs in the region

Click below to download a copy of the full report.

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“Over the last 18 months we have witnessed an extraordinary commitment from the local faith sector to the wellbeing of our community. These groups have played an incredibly important role in keeping our community safe and informed.”

Councillor Tina Liu, Mayor of Whitehorse

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