Doing Mission Together Grants

Funding projects and 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.


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 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.


Doing Mission Together Funding Application

  • Doing Mission Together Grant applications are received and awarded twice a year, with $12,500 to be awarded each term.

    The application deadlines are:
    * April 1 for fall programming
    * November 1 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.

  • Up to $5,000
    Please enter a number less than or equal to 5000.00.
  • Contact information

  • Direct deposit banking information:

    With the onset of COVID-19, payments are being made strictly by direct deposit and no cheques are being issued. Please attach a void cheque or direct deposit form (now available through your bank app). There is an option to upload files and supporting documentation later in this form.
  • Cheque information
  • The name of the account holder/s please
  • Application information:

  • Suggested questions:
    1. What is happening?
    2. Who is involved and who is invited?
    3. When is it occurring?
    4. How will it be done?
  • Who will benefit? What is the measurable change?
  • Suggested questions:
    • * What is the total budget?
    • * How will it be funded?
    • * Provide an Income Expense Statement
    • * What commitment is being made by participants?
    • * How much is being requested?
  • Please use this to include your void cheque or direct deposit form, in addition al any other supporting documentation you might have.
    Drop files here or
  • End of Application - click Submit to complete

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