Doing Mission Together Grants
Funding projects and activities for mission objectives of the East Central Ontario Regional Council
We are excited to report the Doing Mission Together Grants for 2021 and the first half of 2022:
2022 Doing Mission Together Grants (1st Half):
- Grace United Church, Napanee- Good Neighbours Feast for $3,600
- Greenwood United Church / Bedford House Community Ministry- Kick-starting the Catalyst Fund for $5,000
2021 Doing Mission Together Grants:
- Grace United Church, Peterborough – Project H.O.P.E for $5,000
- Emmanuel UC Mission & Outreach Committee, Peterborough – Food Boxes, a healthy and dignified entry point into Nourish programming for $5,000
- Marks United, Cannifton – Evaluating the potential of Rural Connect in ECORC for $5,000
- Paul’s United, Warkworth – The Community Abundance Project for $4,999
- Claremont United Church – Journeys to Justice for $3,000
- Stacey and The Faith United Youth Group, Courtice – Mini Pantry – Food & Basic Needs Outreach for $300
- Bridge Street United Church, Belleville – Extension of Daily (Pandemic) Lunch Program for $5,000
The Assembly of Elders of the East Central Ontario Regional Council (ECORC) will award “Doing Mission Together Grants” to support Clusters, Networks, and Communities of Faith to further ECORC mission objectives. $25,000 (total) will be made available to support the funding of programming.
The submission form can be found on this page. It will allow you to upload documents, including a void cheque for banking.
Criteria for selection
a) designated priority of ECORC;
NOTE: Designated priorities of the ECORC will be reaffirmed at the Spring Meeting each year. ECORC Priorities for 2021 and 2022 are:
✓ Diversity and Inclusion: supporting the full participation of all people – with attention to intersectionality (Anti-racism, Affirming, Interfaith, Intercultural, Respectful Relationships with Indigenous Peoples)
✓ Climate and environment: Living with Respect in Creation
✓ Economic Justice and Community Development
✓ Investing in new Church Development and Innovative Ministries
b) quantitative and qualitative valuation (number reached or helped; vulnerable sectors; number of participating Communities of Faith);
c) other funding sources (positive consideration for partnerships and/or participant commitments);
d) maximum Grant request not to exceed $5,000; and
e) granting body may consider less than full amount of request
NOTE: The application must indicate whether partial funding will be considered; if requests exceed $23,000, granting body might consider applications for less than full funding. This might apply particularly to applications that less fully match above criteria (i.e. Is it all or nothing? If full funding is not available would partial funding be acceptable?).
f) Granting body may consider granting in excess of $5,000:
- if in consultation with applicant, more funds may be awarded for a particularly critical or worthy project; and
- if total requests are less than $25,000, the balance may be distributed among approved applications.