Applications now accepted for 2015 Jubilee Ministry grants
Applications are now accepted for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 2015 Jubilee Ministry grants, announced Samuel McDonald, Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer.
Two categories of grants are available: Program Development Grant and Program Impact Grants.
“For decades, Jubilee Ministry grants have helped transform lives,” noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. “They highlight the best of what we can be about – confronting the cycle of poverty on a local level with local understanding and local resources, all the while being supported by and providing inspiration to the wider Episcopal Church.”
Application forms are available here
One Program Development Grant, up to $35,000, will be awarded to a new or existing ministry that can demonstrate a new or re-visioned strategy and methodology to make an impact both locally and beyond itself.
Ten to 20 Program Impact Grants, ranging from $750 to $1,500, will be awarded to initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need.
Stevenson explained: “Jubilee Centers with a wide variety of missions and programs dealing with poverty alleviation are encouraged to apply. However, priority in grant awards will be given to those ministries with an educational and/or early childhood development component to their work. For example, a feeding ministry that teaches nutrition skills to care-givers of children would have priority over a program that only provides meals.”
All currently designated Jubilee Centers are eligible to apply for this year’s grants.
Deadline is Friday, May 29. Grant recipients will be announced in June.
Information for ministries seeking to become designated as a Jubilee ministry and benefit from the network of support and be eligible for future Jubilee grants, applications and explanation of the process is here
For more information contact Stevenson.
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org