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Church Home Grants

2017 GRANT APPLICATIONS were due September 30, 2016.

2017 Church Home Grant Guidelines 
2017 Church Home Grant Application
Form CH2017-B

Established in 1870 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, Church Home originally served to address the needs of widows and orphans left vulnerable after the Civil War. Nowadays, with the Civil War left to history, Church Home has established the Youth Ministries and Outreach Partnership programs and now funds ministries in the Diocese of West Tennessee. This summer, the diocese is seeking applicants that have great ideas, but not a lot of money.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member in good standing of the Diocese of West Tennessee, whether a parish, mission, institution or diocesan program. The project must comply with the Episcopal Church Home purpose, which is to “support ministries designed to enrich the physical, spiritual or emotional development of youth through age twenty-one located within The Diocese of West Tennessee.”

Applicants may apply for one, two or three years of funding. In order to be considered for a second and third year of funding, applicants must reapply (three year funding for full-time personnel is typical). In special circumstances, grants may be renewed for up to a maximum of five years, contingent upon annual evaluations. Funding is not typically provided for travel costs related to mission trips, with the exception of disaster or emergency relief project efforts.

Past recipients of Church Home Grants include Church of the Holy Apostles (funding to sustain the staff position of Director of Ministry for Children and Youth), Emmanuel Episcopal Center (education staff salaries and supplies for their after-school Exodus program), Holy Trinity, Memphis (childcare staff during Sunday services), St. John’s, Memphis (Memphis Boychoir’s music assistant)., St. Columba (Ropes course and new staff position), Episcopal Service Corps.

For questions contact Canon Chip Davis – cdavis@episwtn.org

 

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