The Luther League Legacy Fund (LLLF) develops leaders in the church and for the world by providing grants and bursaries to enable young people to participate in leadership training and development activities.
Funds may be disbursed for:
- Bursaries to individuals to enable them to attend leadership development or training events which are related to their life in the church;
- Grants to projects of training and development activities and events.
The LLLF is an endowed fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. It recognizes the role played by the young men and women who contributed to the life of the ELCIC’s predecessor bodies through the organization known as Luther League. The LLLF is dedicated to the glory of God for the furtherance of Christ’s mission in the church.
The Fund accepts donations of cash, securities, or other negotiable instruments either as outright donations or as planned gifts. All gifts will be subject to the ELCIC’s Gift Acceptance Policies.
Individuals applying for bursaries must:
- be a member of an ELCIC congregation;
- be under the age of 25 at the time of application or be involved in training with direct benefit to youth under the age of 25 years;
- have the endorsement of their synod’s Youth Ministry Committee or the synod council in the absence of a synod youth ministry committee.
Projects applying for grants must:
- be sponsored by a congregation, conference, synod or national body of the ELCIC;
- be designed primarily for leadership development of people under the age of 25 or produce a resource to be a direct benefit to youth under the age of 25; and
- have the endorsement of their synod’s Youth Ministry Committee or the national Youth Ministry Coordinating Committee or the synod council in the absence of a synod youth ministry committee.
Applications are reviewed by, and disbursement decisions made by, the ELCIC Program Committee for Youth Ministry. Funds are not necessarily dispersed each year. The application deadline is October 1 and March 1 each year.