Grants and Trusts
There are several Grants and Trusts available to congregations of the Lutheran Church of Australia to establish or enhance the mission and ministry programs.
Mission Stimulus Grant
What would you change in your community? The grant aims to enable Congregations to set aside financial worries and focus on exploring new and innovative ways of connecting with their local communities through mission and outreach.
Dare to dream!
- How? Create an initiative, expand on an idea or concept that has been dreamed about, but not thought possible because of the lack of resources or cost.
Celebrate being changemakers!
- Who? The grant is open for applications from all Vic/Tas congregations/parishes as well as to collaborative projects between congregations/parishes.
- Do it! A plan is essential. This needs to take the form of a practical proposal for real action in local mission using a budget of $25,000 (or more, if additional funds could be raised locally).
Congregation and Migrant Ministry Support Facilitator
03 9236 1241
The 2019 Mission Stimulus Grant process will open in the second quarter of 2019. Standby for more information and an application form or email Erin now.
Lutheran Welfare Trust
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.
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 2017, the Trust distributed $15,200 to organizations 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 forms are available on request.
Pastor for Service and Witness
0412 200 946
Applications for the 2020 Lutheran Welfare Trust will open mid 2020 and will be advertised on this website, District News and District eNews.