2020 & 2021 Grant Programs:
Missional Emergency Micro-Grants for 2021 are available for up to $1,000 of funding until the Micro-Grant funds are exhausted. These grants are to be used for communications and outreach, to enhance your social media, communications, and technology capabilities. See the Missional Emergency grant application below.
Local Outreach Grants are awarded annually to congregations starting new outreach ministries, as well as those having existing community ministries which are evolving. The purpose of the money is to enable congregations to find specific ways to reach out to their community in hands-on service ministries with an emphasis on building relationships with those being served.
For 2021: Additional funds remain available. Complete the 2021 Local Church Grant Application Spring Edition (below) and submit the completed application by April 16, 2021. Applications must be on-time and complete when submitted. The application links will be listed on this webpage. A site-visitor from the Local Outreach Support Committee will contact each applying ministry to arrange a meeting. Site visits will take place during the month of May and will be 'virtual' if Covid19 protocols are still in effect. The Local Outreach Support Committee will meet to review all grant applications and award funding, and letters of awards will be sent following the May Board Meeting.
For 2022: The maximum funding amount is $5,000 per church per year. Look for grant applications for funds for 2022 to be released in the fall of 2021.
For more information about the grant application process, please contact Karen Cook at kcook [at] wocumc.org, or 614-222-0602.
You will find listings of all Funded Ministries for 2019 and 2020 to-date linked below.