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Apply now for 2018 Roanridge Trust Award Grants

December 7, 2017
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Applications are now accepted for the 2018 Roanridge Trust Award Grants from the Episcopal Church.

The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church. 

Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000.

More information, application and instructions in English are here and in Spanish here. 

Although previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applications.

Application deadline is January 31, 2018.  Applications must be submitted to  

Executive Council member Marian Luckey will serve as chairperson of the committee that will review the applications. Convened by the Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of  Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation, applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of an Episcopal Church Executive Council member, a member at large, and Episcopal church staff members. 

The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to the Episcopal Church. Income from the trust generates the grant funds. The purpose of the Roanridge Trust is for specific use for the training of town and country clergy and rural Christian workers of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church.

Questions about the Roanridge Trust and the application process can be addressed to Ann Hercules, Associate for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church and Grants.