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Doing Mission Together Grants

Funding Projects & Activities for Mission Objectives of the East Central Ontario Regional Council

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 for January to June 2020.

The deadline for consideration of January to June 2020 Grant Applications is November 15, 2019.

DOWNLOAD: Doing Mission Together Grants Application Form [WORD]

Criteria for selection:

a) designated priority of ECORC;

NOTE: Designated priorities of the ECORC will be reaffirmed at the Annual Meeting each year. Up until this year’s Inaugural Meeting of the ECORC, priorities considered include Children, Youth and Young Adults; Truth and Reconciliation; Right Relations; Intercultural/Interfaith Ministries; Affirming Ministries, Equity; Communicating via and supporting & encouraging the formation of Clusters and Networks.

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 $25,000, 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:

  1. if in consultation with applicant, more funds may be awarded for a particularly critical or worthy project; and
  2. if total requests are less than $25,000, the balance may be distributed among approved applications.

Future Application Deadlines:

  • November 15, 2019 for January to June 2020
  • April 15, 2020 for July to December 2020

“Doing Mission Together Grant” applications to be received and awarded twice a year. $25,000 to be awarded each term.

In subsequent years the application will be due in April for fall programming and in November for winter and summer programming. Applications may be submitted earlier. Grants are awarded for projects being initiated in the six-month time frame – funding may be distributed over a 12-month period.

DOWNLOAD: Doing Mission Together Grants Application Form [WORD]