As we have for the past several years, the National Capitol Presbytery (NCP) Global Grants program is soliciting matching grant applications from congregations for new cooperative initiatives between congregations and their global mission partners. The next deadline for grant applications is March 31.
The intent of the program is to support interactive, hands-on global mission with impact on the community. Preference will be given to new initiatives; applications may be submitted for continued funding in years two and three of a given project. Some preliminary work should be done to assess feasibility before applying, so that the project has a reasonable chance of success and some way to measure when success has been attained. Priority will be given to projects where there is an established relationship and a high level of confidence in the in-country team and where there is a plan for project sustainability. Projects with Presbyterian ecumenical partners are encouraged.
This is a matching grant program; the contribution of your congregation toward the project in both money and labor will be considered. A congregation may submit only one application each year. Travel costs will not be considered, nor will reimbursement grants. Grant proposals requesting up to $5,000 will be considered, for $5,000 in matching funds.
An important note, there was a restriction that a project could receive only three grants. Now that the program has been in place for over ten years, those congregations who reached the three year limit are now eligible to apply for added grants, with the three year limit beginning afresh now.
A written report and presentation will be required in the year following the award outlining how the funds were spent, the progress of the project to date including impact on the community, and plans for the future.
Proposals are due to NCP by email by 31 March to Judith Dahmann (email@example.com) and Michael McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the NCP standard application (download from www.theprebsytery.org) and addressing specific questions for global grants (part 2). Awards recommendations will go to Presbytery for approval by June.
For more information contact Dahmann (email@example.com) or Michael McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org).