The Episcopal Church Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries offers grants for campus ministry projects. Grant applications for the 2014-2015 school year were due April 11, 2014. Another series of grants is planned in 2015, with an application deadline in early April 2015.
According to the Rev. Mike Angell, missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries:
“We hope that, through these grants, dioceses, parishes, and campus ministries can imagine new ways of ministering to those young adults who are traditionally the least likely to seek out an Episcopal campus ministry. There are also opportunities for leaders in dioceses and congregations to imagine ministry with students who have not historically been a part of our campus ministry communities because they are enrolled in a community college or are working while studying.”
Two categories of grants are being offered:
- A series of Campus Ministries grants to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current program; grants will range from $3,000 to $5,000.
- A Leadership Grant to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry; the grant will range between $20,000 - $30,000 for a two-year period. Leadership Grants reflecting the same amount will be considered for future academic years in this triennium.