For more than 50 years, the Trust’s fundraising efforts have improved the wellbeing of the most marginalised, vulnerable members of the Brisbane community.

Established in the 1960s, the Trust continues the good work of the Lord Mayor whose mission is to improve liveability for all Brisbane's residents.

The Trust works to support charities that assist people suffering from disability, homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect.

Every dollar donated to the Trust is re-given to those in need.

Corporate partners, community groups and individual benefactors can be confident donating to the Trust because of its ability to identify charities in genuine need of support. 

Many corporate donors choose the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust because a single donation is distributed to many needy charities, taking away the hours of work needed to identify suitable philanthropic opportunities.

Donation of Residential Rate Discounts to Bushfire Relief

The 2019/20 bushfire season has been one of the worst on record for Australia. 

For the April quarter, residential owner-occupier ratepayers can support bushfire relief by choosing to donate their $15 early payment discount to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust.

Simply select the donation option when paying your rate account, and your $15 donation will be passed to the Trust for bushfire relief.

The Trust is a registered charity under the Collections Act 1966. Donations are tax deductible and a separate receipt will be issued by Council.

For more information, please contact Council on 07 3403 8888.

Every dollar you donate to the Trust is re-given. A single donation can assist many worthy causes. The Trust's strict due diligence process does all the hard work for you and enables your donation to really make a difference.

The Trust seeks out Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status charities that provide prevention strategies and support services for people and families who live with disability, are homeless, suffering mental illness or who offer services for drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect. Click above for further information on our grants program.

Join the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress at the Annual Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust Gala Ball. For information on this and other events click the icon above.