United Thank Offering application process now online for 2011 Episcopal Church grants
The application process for the 2011 United Thank Offering grants is now open and, for the first time and for the convenience of the applicants, the entire process is online.
"This is the first year that United Thank Offering will operate an internet grant application process," explained Claudia Conner, coordinator. "The purpose is to convert the application process from a 1950s model to 2010 technology. Online availability can eliminate or greatly reduce mailing and shipping costs, which sometimes were quite steep. It will also expedite the UTO Board"s application review process."
Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses.
Applications are due January 31, 2011. Funds will be available starting June 2011 for a one-year grant period.
UTO information and contact info are available: www.episcopalchurch.org/uto .
Complete instructions, application form, and additional info are available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/110043_42235_ENG_HTM.htm
In outlining the process, Conner noted that the following:
- one application may be submitted by each diocese of The Episcopal Church, with diocesan bishop approval;
- one application may be submitted by a diocese of the U.S. domestic Episcopal Church on behalf of an overseas Companion Diocese, with approval by both diocesan bishops;
- one application may be submitted by invited provinces of The Anglican Communion, with approval by the Archbishop or Primate or Provincial Secretary and, if applicable, the diocesan bishop.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UTO Office at 800/334-7626. To submit an application in hard copy, first contact the UTO office.
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