Lutheran Social Services London
Be the Light - Matthew 5:16

How to apply

We use a two-step application procedure to help ensure your project is a good fit for the funding guidelines. You are invited to submit an initial overview of the project for consideration. Upon review by the granting committee, you may be asked to submit a detailed application, revise your application or be declined. The form can be downloaded below and either mailed or emailed back to the granting committee.


Our Process

Application Deadlines:
Grants are made throughout the year on an ongoing basis so please apply when you have collected the required information.  Applicants can expect at least a 3-month wait time for a decision on their final application.

Application Procedure:
As our application procedure takes time we suggest that applicants initially send a short proposal of one or two pages.   If we feel the project fits within our scope, the applicant will be invited to submit a complete proposal and will be advised of the level of detail required.

Successful applicants will be asked to develop an informal communication plan with us, the success of which may determine future funding.   The plan may include verbal, written, digital (video or photo), performances, or events.  If we would like to use any of your submitted material on this website we will seek your permission first.

Grant Information

Grants are unlikely to exceed $10,000 per project and we prefer that our contribution to each project is worthwhile in scope and value.

Types of Projects supported:

  • Pilot projects
  • Matching funds
  • Developing or expanding projects
  • Participatory Grants
  • Research projects

Projects must occur within the City of London.

Projects not supported:

  • Individuals or groups without registered charitable status in Canada
  • Religion, sports or politics
  • Multi-year commitments

Our Focus:

The Foundation is limited to distributing in accordance with its Letters Patent registered with the Government of Ontario and to organizations that are registered Charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Our Letters Patent allow us to support programs as follows:

  1. To provide support services for children, youth, aged, ill and challenged persons including, treatment, personal care, counselling, meals and other assistance that such individuals may require to be more self-sufficient in their lives.
  2. To develop, coordinate and offer programs for children, youth, aged, ill and challenged persons including, social, rehabilitative and post-operative support programs;
  3. To provide support for children, youth, aged, ill and challenged persons affected by debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions by offering education and counselling and by establishing mutual support groups;
  4. To provide financial support and/or human resources for research into the causes, control and cure for debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions.

We favour initiatives that provide support for children, youth, elderly, ill and challenged persons.  We support programs to improve the quality of life for children and youth.

Please submit your applications either digitally (PDF) or by mail to:

Grant Committee
Lutheran Social Services (London)
P.O. Box 43016
London, ON N6J 0A7

Initial Grant Application Form
Initial grant application
Detailed Grant Application Form
(Please complete initial grant form first and submit)