Charities providing services for families in the region covered by the Catholic Diocese of Sale are invited to apply to the Catholic charity, Trinity Families, for 2022 project funding.

Trinity Families Executive Officer Ms Mary Winter said this year’s disbursement would mark a milestone in the charity’s service to families as it will take the amount distributed to just over $1.9 million.

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

To be eligible to apply there are three criteria an applicant must be able to demonstrate:-

  1. They must be a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status (DGR);
  2. Any funds granted must be used to support families in a way which aligns with Catholic values; and
  3. The project must be within the defined area of the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Baw Baw, Latrobe, Wellington, Bass Coast, South Gippsland and East Gippsland.

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

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

Ms Winter said that Trinity Families was a philanthropic trust, allocating earnings from its investments each year and from donations by the Catholic parishioners of the Diocese. 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 and send it back.  Deadline for submissions is 30th September 2022.

Further information is available on the website or by email at


Example of the support provided:

With generous support through the Trinity Families 2021 grant, FareShare has been able to cook and deliver thousands of cooked, nutritious meals to local agencies, charities and schools in Gippsland to support vulnerable people in the region. -FareShare

Dean Steininger and Emma James with meals from FareShare