Winifred Walton Ferguson Trust Grants

A Ferguson Grant is for the construction, purchase, alteration or renovation of a building or buildings within the Diocese of Toronto for use as a home for aged men or women. Any such home shall be under the direct or indirect management of the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto.

Guidelines:

Ferguson Grants fall under the jurisdiction of the Trusts Committee.

Application Form / Checklist:

  • Click the link to download the Ferguson Grant application form.
  • Consult with your Area Bishop.
  • Your application should include
    • a completed form with signatures of the Incumbent and Churchwardens of the Parish
    • a letter of support from the Area Bishop
    • a copy of the Vestry Meeting Resolution giving approval in this matter
    • a copy of audited Financial Statements for the body operating the facility
  • Submit the application to Mr. David Badian, Director of Property Resources, for processing.

Timelines:

Complete application packages must be received at least one (1) week prior to the Trusts Committee meeting date (meeting dates are available on the Trusts Committee web page). If a grant is approved, parishes are typically notified in writing within one (1) week of the Trusts Committee meeting. Depending on the timing of receipt of a parish’s complete application package, it can take approximately 30 days for a decision to be reached.

FAQs:

What is the typical range of the Ferguson Fund Grant award?
It is dependent upon the scope of the work.

When should we apply?
Whenever possible, the application for a grant should be made before any project is commenced or contracted.

Do we really need a letter of support from a Bishop? And how do we get one?
No application will be considered until it has been supported by your Area Bishop. Contact your Area Bishop’s Office to request a letter of support. The Bishop will need to see your application documents. Getting a support letter does take time. Don’t leave this until the last minute. Ideally, your Bishop should be apprised of your plans from the earliest stages.

Why do we need a Vestry motion?
A Vestry motion confirms that the parish is in support of the scope of work being undertaken.

How long do we have to claim payment from a grant?
A parish has one (1) year from the date of being notified of its grant approval to claim payment. If the time period has elapsed, then the parish must re-apply.

How often can we apply?
Not less than every twelve (12) months.


 

For more information, contact Mr. David Badian, Director of Property Resources, 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 245 .

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