[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church.
Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus that is currently engaging or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.
Grants are for the 2017-18 academic year. A total of $128,000 is available for this cycle, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium.
There are three categories of grants:
Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or re-energize a current campus ministry. Grant will range from $20,000 to $30,000 and can be used over a two-year period.
Campus Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants will range from $3,000 to $5,000.
Young Adult Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants range from $3,000 to $5,000.
Preference in selection will be given to projects that:
- are collaborative and bring members of the community together.
- bring new learning into a community.
- prepare young adults for leadership and/or provide training for young adults.
- reach those who are traditionally least likely to seek out a campus ministry or other Episcopal young adult ministry.
- address the priorities of General Convention.
- promote reconciliation, evangelism or environmental stewardship.
Ministers in charge of ministry grants are expected to attend any churchwide gatherings of campus or young adult ministers sponsored by the Episcopal Church during the term of the grant. The Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is slated for June 25-28 in Austin, Texas.