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Grants & Funding

The links below will take you to summaries of available grants and funding in the Diocese. You’ll see grant guidelines, application checklists and forms, timelines, grant-specific contact details, and frequently asked questions. Make sure you’re applying for the grant that’s appropriate for your needs and situation.

To give your application the best chance of success, follow the instructions carefully.

For general questions or comments about diocesan grants and funding, contact Rebecca Scott, Grants Administrative Assistant.

For questions specifically about Baker Foundation Grants, Carlton Fund Grants or Ferguson Fund Grants, contact Wendy Pearson, Property Resources Specialist, at 416-363-6021, ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932).

For questions specifically about Reach Grants, contact Elizabeth McCaffrey.

Diocesan grants

Baker Foundation Grants

For the building of or additions to Sunday Schools.

Carleton Fund Grants

For repairs or renovations to rectories occupied by clergy.

Ferguson Grants

For the construction, purchase, alteration or renovation of a buildings for use as a home for the aged.

Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants

For real estate purposes.

Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants

For congregational growth.

Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants

For new and innovative forms of ministry.

“New Hope” aka Mandarin Ministry Grant

For ministry to Mandarin speakers.

Reach Grants

Missional and attractional church grants up to $5,000.

Stretch Grants

For bridging from a missional Reach Grant to longer-term funding.

York Rectors Fund

For rectors within certain geographic boundaries to fund special projects.

 

A variety of Area Council grants are also available through the four episcopal areas. For more information, contact your area bishop’s office.

More funding opportunities

Anglican Foundation of Canada

The Anglican Foundation of Canada distributes grants and loans to causes that are new or for which funds are not easily accessed or financed. Programs supported by the Foundation can include building projects, accessibility upgrades, creative arts programs, theological student bursaries, camps, Indigenous prayer and peace circles, and much more. (You’ll need to apply through the Diocese, not directly to the foundation).

Bishop’s Company Fund

The Bishop’s Company Fund provides discretionary funds for the bishops so that they might come to the aid of clergy and their families with emergency needs.

The Most Reverend Frederick James Hiltz Scholarship Fund

The Most Reverend Frederick James Hiltz Scholarship Fund provides funding annually to active clergy of the Diocese of Toronto, members of religious orders, postulants and laity, including Diocesan Centre and parish staff, to attend courses at St. George’s College in Jerusalem. You’ll need to apply through the Diocese, not directly to the fund.

Other

Active clergy in the Diocese of Toronto, as well as some diocesan lay staff, may be eligible for Professional Development Grants (diocesan), Discretionary Medical and Dental Grants (diocesan) and Sabbatical Grants (National Church).