Purpose

The purpose of the Conference Support Fund of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) is to assist groups holding conferences in Canada related to ministries of the PCC.

Administration

The fund is administered by Canadian Ministries of the Life and Mission Agency of the PCC. The right to grant or refuse requests will be at the discretion of Canadian Ministries on the basis of the priorities of the Life and Mission Agency. Decisions for the distribution of the fund will be made at regular intervals by the Life and Mission Agency through Canadian Ministries. Preference will be given to first-time applicants.

Conditions of Disbursement

Sponsoring bodies shall provide a proposed budget for the conference.
The planned conference shall involve more than one congregation.
The fund will support up to one-third of the cost for the conference to a maximum of $8,000.
Registration fees and/or other sponsoring bodies shall cover the rest of the conference costs.

Expectations After Receiving a Grant

Photographs and a summary of the conference will be submitted to Canadian Ministries within four weeks of the conference. This enables your story to be shared with the denomination. Applicants must add to any literature the following acknowledgement: “Supported in part by a bequest to The Presbyterian Church in Canada.”

Continued Contributions to the Fund

Donors who wish to contribute to this fund may donate online (designating your gift to “Conference Support Fund”) or contact Karen Plater in Stewardship & Planned Giving or Jen de Combe in Canadian Ministries.

Conference Support Fund Application Form