Lady Bowen Trust

The Lady Bowen Trust was established by the Queensland Government in 2006 and aims to re-engage people experiencing chronic homelessness so they achieve genuine, positive and lasting outcomes.

The trust tailors support to help people with complex, individual needs to address issues that contribute to homelessness. These include mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic and family violence and issues experienced by young people who have spent time in the state’s care.

With almost 20,000 homeless people in Queensland, ongoing financial support is crucial to ensuring those in need continue to get help; particularly with everyday items like clothing, essential household goods, furniture, housing costs and more.

The trust aims to help people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness stabilise their lives and build a better future by:

  • partnering with established charitable organisations, such as Mission Australia, to provide targeted and flexible support according to individual client needs
  • running an annual grants program where like-minded charities are able to apply and receive funding for upcoming programs.

Chaired by Victoria Parker, the Trusts Board of Advice consists of six highly experienced voluntary members who assist in the Trusts operational matters. Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, is Patron of the Lady Bowen Trust.

The Public Trustee, as trustee for the Lady Bowen Trust, is responsible for managing funds, including distributing funding to partner charities.

Everyone can support the cause, through donations of money, time or services—no matter how big or small. It is only with the continuing generosity of the community and the corporate sector that the trust can continue to provide these necessary services.

How can I donate?

Individuals and corporations can donate.
You can donate through your Will, or in your lifetime.

If you’re making a Will with us, just let us know during your appointment that you’d like to leave a bequest to the Lady Bowen Trust.

If you’d like to see the benefits of your donation in your lifetime, contact the trust directly by:

Donations over $2 are tax deductable.

How do I find out more information on the Lady Bowen Trust?

Visit the Lady Bowen Trust website to find out more.

Last published: 23/11/2021 10:38:00 PM