Upcoming Webinars and Grant Deadlines to Remember
By Joyce Landers, United Thank Offering Board Vice President
The United Thank Offering Board is offering a series of webinars to provide information regarding the 2022 granting cycle. In the past, we have tried to cover all aspects of the grants during each webinar. This year we are conducting topic-based webinars. This does not mean you cannot ask questions outside of the assigned topic, but we request that you reserve those questions for the end of the webinar discussion.
Due to Zoom security issues, you must register to attend any of the webinars. Links to register can be found on the “helpful hints” page which has been published with the application materials. All materials can be found on the UTO website at here or the UTO blog site at here.
These webinars are strongly recommended for anyone interested in writing an application, all UTO coordinators, as well as members of your diocesan staff. All webinars will be held at noon and 7 p.m. EST.
Oct. 26: Helpful hints on the application and budget
Nov. 16: Helpful hints on the timeline and other forms
Jan. 11: Open webinar for last-minute questions
In addition to the webinars, we are happy to provide grant application feedback. You can send your application to our UTO staff officer, the Rev. Canon Heather Melton for an editorial review. She is willing to look at your application, or a portion of your application, up to five times. Please be aware of the following deadlines:
Jan. 14: Last day to receive a review of draft applications.
Jan. 26: Last day to receive a review of the budget.
Feb. 2: Last day to receive a review for completeness.
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. EST: Applications are due.
We encourage you to submit applications as early as possible. This request applies to grant writers as well as diocesan office staff. Every year we receive incomplete applications at the deadline that could have been fixed. We understand how devasting this can be for those who have put so much work into preparing an application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our UTO staff officer.
Thank you all for your continued support of UTO through your personal thank offerings. Remember that 100% of all Ingathering funds goes toward funding worthy projects, like yours, throughout the church.
Register in advance for the October webinars here:
Noon Eastern: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduCvrzgsHtz4ktSplUXpyALlxINfgthB
7 p.m. Eastern: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqc-mvqDssE9bd_PpeE8f28CBfVODYUrlz