Member church projects
Responding to pressing needs in congregations and communities
LWF Member Church Projects address crucial needs in congregations and wider communities, ranging from theological training to health, livelihood initiatives, adaptation to climate change, women’s and youth empowerment and much more.
Member Church Projects are an example of mutual solidarity. Through projects, the global Lutheran communion shares resources and knowledge, learns together and embraces jointly the Lutheran communion’s vision of member churches “living and working together for a just, peaceful and reconciled world."
Supporting the presence and witness of churches
The LWF supports its member churches with grants for projects that address their medium and long-term priorities and support their presence and witness as they participate in God’s holistic mission.
Projects have a maximum duration of three years, and are based on standard project methodologies and a solid approach to Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER).
The call for applications is published every year around August / September, with a deadline to submit applications in January. Communication about projects that have been approved or declined occurs in May. The approved projects are expected to start in the early months of the following year.
The LWF supports its member churches through grants for rapid response projects that address immediate and pressing needs that require timely responses.
Rapid response projects are implemented within 6 months (exceptionally 12 months) and the LWF provides financial support up to EUR 10,000.
Churches can submit applications on a rolling basis. Screening procedures are fast and applicants are informed about projects that have been approved or declined within a few weeks from the date of application.