CHARITIES providing services for families in the region covered by the Catholic Diocese of Sale can now apply for Trinity Families 2022 project funding.

Established by the late Bishop Coffey 20 years ago, Trinity Families has been able to help more than 100 charities with funding since its inception.

Trinity Families executive officer Mary Winter said this year’s disbursement would mark a milestone in the charity’s service to families.

“This year’s disbursement takes the amount distributed to just over $1.9 million,” she said.

Those who are a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status (DGR), will use the funds granted to support families in a way that aligns with Catholic values and are within the defined area of the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Baw Baw, Latrobe, Wellington, Bass Coast, South Gippsland and East Gippsland, are eligible to apply for the Trinity Families 2022 project funding.

Recent recipients have included a charity that supplied baby essentials for families in need, another which provided scholarships to homeless teenagers, and an organisation that assists foster carers.

Ms Winter said Trinity Families often supports charities that, for various reasons, have been unable to attract funding from other sources.

“Trinity Families was a philanthropic trust, allocating earnings from its investments each year and from donations by the Catholic parishioners of the Diocese,” she said.

“Whilst it is a Catholic charity, it is there to serve all charities, whether they have a religious affiliation or not.”

Charities wishing to apply for funding are encouraged to download the fillable application form found on the Trinity Families website and send it back.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30 2022.

Further information is available at www.trinityfamilies.org.au or by emailing trinity@sale.catholic.org.au