New Initiative Grants
Dreaming about a new ministry in your community? New Initiative Fund grants from Diocesan Council are available to support your call to mission! Each congregation, diocesan committee, or program group in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries, expand existing ministries in new directions, or to discern ministry possibilities in their community.
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. In order to be considered in a timely manner, your application must be received 30 days of or more before a regularly scheduled Diocesan Council meeting (upcoming meetings in 2021 are September 1 and December 4).
Once submitted, your application will be evaluated based on how closely it meets the Seven Criteria for Mission, and you will be contacted by a member of the Diocesan Council Grants Subcommittee, who will serve as your liaison through the application process and advocate for your application at the Diocesan Council meeting.
Grants Subcommittee 2021: Ms. Rita Redfield; Rev. Suzanne Roberts; Mr. Fred Fowler; Rev. Ann McAlhany (New Initiative Fund Grants point person), Staff: Cn. Barbara Martin