The Lutheran Welfare Trust was created to contribute towards the support or establishment of welfare projects primarily within the Lutheran Church. This Trust is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, and as an Income Exempt Charitable Entity – this means donations can be tax deductible. The Trust was established to provide relief to those who are in necessitous circumstances, which according to the Commissioner of Taxation definition, involves some degree of poverty. To the extent possible, the Trustees take a broad approach to this definition, although the Trustees must still be bound by the description. Careful consideration should be given to this definition in the application for funds. In 2018, the Trust distributed $12,000 to three organisations within the Victorian District, for aged care and refugee support projects. The Trustees are seeking applications for the funding of welfare related projects that are tax deductible, not for specific individual welfare cases.
Application Form
Applications close on 27 September 2019.