Process for Applying for Diocesan Financial Assistance

Does your congregation have a program or ministry that could use financial support from our Diocese? Have you wanted to start a new ministry or continue an old one, but just do not have the finances to do so? If so then this grant application may be right for you.

As part of its annual Budget, the Diocese allocates funds for programs and ministries at the congregational level. This grant process is open to all congregations, and in the case of the Parker Bulmer grants for ministry to seniors, appropriate church-affiliated organizations. Therefore, you do not need to have gotten a grant before in order to be eligible. Moreover, being a previous recipient does not guarantee that you will continue to be funded.

If you would like to have your program/ministry considered for funding, all of the following items will need to be included in your application packet:

1. Completed Application Information sheet - see below link
2. 2013 Parochial Report – as filed with Church House
3. 2012 Audit – as filed with Church House
4. 2013 Budget – include the actual end-of-year numbers
5. 2014 Budget – include the actual year-to-date numbers
6. 2015 Proposed Budget
7. Description of the program/ministry to be funded
8. If you received funding in 2013 or 2014, please describe both how the money was used and whether or not you were able to achieve your goals for the ministry or program.

Due to the relatively small amount of money available to support programs, the 2015 budget is very limited and so unfortunately, we simply cannot fund every application. We will evaluate applications based on demonstrated need and on the ability of the parish or organization to use the money to achieve its proposed goals. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2015 Budget Grant Application

The deadline to submit the application is Monday April 7, 2014.  Please send the completed application package electronically to Rob Rogers at Church House robr@diopa.org.

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact Barry Norris at 215-541-4003 or verger@churchoftheholyspirit.us.

 
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