About the Trust
The Leith Trust is an Anglican orientated trust that focuses on supporting projects and programs
located in Victoria, aimed at helping the disadvantaged with a bias towards children, youth and families.
We prefer to fund programs that make a cost effective, demonstrable and sustainable difference for the
better in the quality of life and access to opportunities for our targeted children, youth and families.
The annual closing date for applications is 30 September. Successful applicants will be notified by
mail by 31 December and unsuccessful applicants by 31 January.
Where an applicant received a grant in the previous annual distribution, but has not provided a final report within 12 months of its receipt of that grant, payment of a new grant will be postponed until the Final Report on the previous grant has been received.
See below for the terms and conditions.
Terms & Conditions
The Trust prefers projects that aim to be completed within twelve months from the date of the grant.
If support is sought for a project of greater than twelve months, funding can be requested for a particular
stage of the project. The anticipated completion date, of both the specified stage and the entire project,
should be clearly outlined in the application. Major support is unlikely to be given by the Trust to a
project for more than three years.
Grants may only be made to organisations which are not only Deductible Gift Recipients (under Subdivision
30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997) but also deductible for Estate Duty (under Section 8 (5)
of the Federal Estate Duty Assessment Act) and Probate Duty (under Section 21 of the Victorian Probate
Duty Act) - even though no duty is now levied by those Acts.
An applicant which does not have the estate duty and probate duty exemptions but is a deductible
gift recipient may in lieu of those two exemptions furnish a copy of its constitution so that the Trust
may judge for itself whether it would have satisfied the criteria for estate duty and probate duty exemption.
The Trust is unable to make distributions to individuals for relief, study, research or travel, or
any other purposes.
Applicants may be interviewed. All applications will be treated confidentially
All grants are subject to eight conditions set out at section D of the Application Form.