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Funds / Grants 2017-02-28T16:34:30+00:00

The Presbyterian Church in Canada offers various funding to help congregations in a variety of areas including children and youth ministry, worship, lay training, conferences, building projects, mission work, specialized ministries and ministerial assistance.

 

Program Funds

  • Avondbloem Experimental Fund – This fund provides grants to individuals or groups within The Presbyterian Church in Canada, or to projects recommended by them, to support experimental projects which will help to spread the message of Jesus Christ and further the Kingdom of God.
  • Special Projects – The purpose of this fund is to help fund small projects created by non-congregational ministries within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
  • Chisholm – This fund assists congregations and missions complete small capital projects or develops new programs. Priority will be given to proposals from Presbyterian ministries in Saskatchewan and then western Canada.
  • Creative Ministry with Children and Youth – This fund assists ministries of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in planning new one-time or ongoing creative ministry projects within Canada.
  • Continuing Education for Christian Educators – Drawing from the Creative Ministry with Children and Youth fund, one-time grants are available to Christian Educators to participate in designated training events.
  • Worship and Liturgy – This fund was established to encourage and assist people who are committed to improving their knowledge and skills as leaders in worship within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
  • Bursary for Lay Training – This fund was established to provide financial assistance for lay people of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to receive short-term training, instruction and enrichment for Christian service.
  • Niven – The purpose of this fund is to financially support missionary work assisting the spread of religious teaching within the Province of Ontario.
  • Conference Support – This fund assists sponsoring groups in running small or larger conferences within Canada.
  • Rural and Remote Ministry Grant – This fund is separated into two streams; one to encourage students to consider rural and remote areas for ministry upon graduation and the other to help congregations access consistent leadership. Read more here…
  • Congregational Loans – The purpose of these funds is to provide principal and interest loans to congregations.
  • Regional Resourcing GrantsLearn more

Capital Funds

  • McBain-Barker – The purpose of this fund is to assist congregations in small communities of The Presbyterian Church in Canada that seek assistance with small capital improvements to church buildings.
  • Chisholm – This fund assists congregations and missions complete small capital projects or develop new programs. Priority will be given to proposals from Presbyterian ministries in Saskatchewan and then western Canada.
  • Special Projects – The purpose of this fund is to help fund small projects created by non-congregational ministries within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
  • New Congregational Development Capital Fund – This fund provides capital grants for new forms of ministry that start something completely new. Contact Canadian Ministries for more information.
  • Congregational Loans – The purpose of these funds is to provide principal and interest loans to congregations.
  • Lending FundRequest Additional Information

Supporting Ministry Grants

Visit Canadian Ministries, Supporting Ministry Grants for more information and the online application. Grants are given to support ministry in one of these four categories as defined by The Life and Mission Agency:

  • New Congregational Development
  • Renewing Ministries
  • Specialized Ministries
  • Sustaining Ministries

Scholarship

Fund for Ministerial Assistance

  • Fund for Ministerial Assistance – The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support for ministers and diaconal workers of The Presbyterian Church in Canada who are at or near minimum stipend, as set by the General Assembly.

For more information about funds, please email Canadian Ministries or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 290.