The latest from Trinity Families

Applications for 2018 funding open

CHARITIES wishing to apply for funding this year have until the end of August to make application using the form available on this site.

No money is available to individuals and charities must have Deductible Gift Recipient status, and be running a program which supports families within geographic area of the Diocese of Sale. This covers the municipalities of Casey, Cardinia, Baw Baw, Latrobe, Wellington, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Bass Coast.

The application form is a fillable PDF which can be downloaded and filled at leisure before being emailed back.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss their application should contact the executive officer on (03) 5622 6688.

Donate to get tax deduction

PEOPLE who donate by June 30, 2018, will be able to claim a tax deduction this year.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Either download our pdf credit card form (835 KB) or deposit directly into our bank account BSB 083-879 Account 84343 9687. If making a direct deposit, put your first initial and surname as a reference and email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know of your donation and so we have return address to email your tax deductible receipt. Ensure that we receive the money by the end of the month. Alternatively, you can use one oif the appeal envelopes found in all Catholic churches in the Diocese of Sale to post in your credit card details or cheque. Please do not send cash.

$109,750 shared by nine charities

NINE charities have shared almost $110,000 in funding from Trinity Families. This brings the total amount distributed over the past 14 years to $1.4 million.

Cheques were presented to the charities by the patron Catholic Bishop of Sale, Pat O’Regan in Warragul on November 10, 2017.

Some 19 charities sought funding this year for a variety of projects.


Show your support through Ritchies IGI

You can assist Trinity Families fundraising efforts by getting a Ritchies IGI Community Benefit Card and using it every time you shop at one of the chain's supermarkets.

Ritchies operates throughout Gippsland and the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, but not all IGIs are owned by Ritchies. A percentage of all sales made on a card is distributed to the linked charities, schools and community groups.

If you contact us we can send you a Community Benefit Card which will ensure the benefits flow onto Trinity Families. Otherwise you can get a form at any Ritchies IGI and fill it out with Trinity Families marked as the organisation you support.

Like us on Facebook

WE have a Facebook page where we keep our friends up to date with what is going on in Trinity Families and the success of our fundraising efforts.

We would like you to like us on Facebook and become friends so you can be kept up to date.

Cost effective fundraising

Did you know that many of the best known charities spend millions each year in promotion and that often less than 50 cents in the dollar makes it through to the cause. The rest of your donated dollar is chewed up in overheads, staff salaries, and commissions.

Trinity Families has been run by the Catholic Diocese of Gippsland with diocesan staff providing whatever has to be done as part of their day to day work for the diocese.

We have operated with volunteer committees and every dollar donated to the charitable fund has been paid into its trust account.

Trinity Families has only one part-time employee and pays no commissions to fundraisers, unlike those organisations which frequently come to your shopping centres selling trinkets and raffle tickets in the guise of charity.

We recommend you only ever donate to organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient status issued by the Australian Tax Office but even then you need to consider if any of your money will ever come back to support our region.

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