New Episcopal Communities grants are intended to support operating/program expenses such as salary and benefits, insurance, rent, educational materials, and other operating needs, and are open to any New Episcopal Community with a sponsoring Episcopal diocese. Download the Grant Application Guide to find out what kind of funding is available and get started on your application today.
The deadline for the first round of grant applications is July 15, 2019; applications will be accepted afterwards on rolling basis through the end of the current ministry triennium in 2021.
Following the Task Force for Church Planting’s recommendation that a grant be approved for funding, a member of the Task Force will reach out to you to set up a time for a Covenant conversation. This conversation should include (but is not limited to) the point leader for the new ministry, the Bishop and Diocesan fiscal agent. The Covenant conversation is a time to discuss expectations for the new ministry, resources and support, and methods for mutual accountability between the Ministry Developer and the Diocese. The Covenant conversation must occur prior to Executive Council approving the grant for funding.