Deadline for applications: 8 January 2024
(LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has issued an open call to its member churches to submit proposals for new long-term projects starting in 2025.
Together, “we can bring hope to so many different situations and needs. LWF’s member church projects are one way of how this can happen in the day-to-day life of member churches and the communities they serve,” Rev. Dr Sivin Kit, director of the LWF Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, wrote in his letter inviting churches to submit proposals.
we can bring hope to so many different situations and needs.
Rev. Dr Sivin Kit, director, Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
The deadline is 8 January 2024. All applications should be submitted via an online portal accessible to all member churches. The results of the selection process will be announced by the Committee for Member Church Projects in May 2024.
Criteria for projects
LWF’s engagement with its member churches includes support of multi-year projects designed by churches to address pressing needs in their congregations and the wider communities. Proposals should show how the project will deepen the member church’s mission of proclamation, diakonia, and advocacy, and strengthen the church’s witness.
Long-term projects should be new initiatives that run for a maximum of three years beginning in 2025. Project holders for projects currently in their first cycle, which finishes in 2024, may apply for a three-year extension. Ongoing projects are not automatically renewed, and project holders must apply for a new cycle of funding.
In 2022, the 60 member church projects supported by the LWF included an indigenous women’s cooperative to improve agricultural production in Guatemala; online activities and summer camps in Hong Kong to empower youth for leadership; and awareness raising in Romania to decrease vulnerability to human trafficking and exploitation.
The LWF will offer online workshops in November to support applicants with the project applications.
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