Grants & Funding

To give your funding application the best chance of success, you may want to consider whether your needs are a good match to Area Grants criteria or to one of the other Diocesan funding opportunities (summarized below).

The Anglican Foundation of Canada distributes grants and loans to causes that are either new or for which funds are not easily accessed or financed. Programs supported by the Foundation can range from building projects, accessibility upgrades, creative arts programs, theological student bursaries, camps, aboriginal prayer and peace circles, and much more. See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/anglican-foundation-of-canada-2/ (These grants can only be made through the Diocese, not direct).

Area Ministry grants are available to address ministry needs.  Grants are considered by the Area Bishop and Area Council.  For more information, contact your Area Bishop’s Office.

Grants from the Baker Foundation are for the building of or additions to existing Sunday Schools. See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/baker-foundation-grants-2/

The Bishop’s Company Fund provides discretionary funds for the bishops to come to the aid of clergy and their families with emergency needs. www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/bishops-company/

Carleton Fund Grants are for repairs and/or renovations to rectories occupied by clergy. See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/carleton-fund-grants/

The 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.  See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/ferguson-grants/

Ministry Allocation Fund Grants (MAF) provide grants of loans for real estate purposes, congregational growth and ministry resources and creating new forms of ministry. See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/ministry-allocation-fund-grants/

Our Faith-Our Hope: Re-Imagine Church Grants provide financial resources to renew, re-imagine, and revitalize the Church of tomorrow.  See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-administration/grants-funding/our-faith-our-hope-grants/.  Applications should address the following strategic objectives – adaptive reuse of parish facilities, communicating in a wireless world, enabling parishes to become multi-staffed, leadership development or pioneering ministry.

Reach Grants are becoming increasingly successful at funding new ministry that is aimed at reaching un‑churched and de-churched people. The purpose of a Reach Grant is to provide one time funding (of up to $5000) for ministry that is aimed at connecting with those not currently being reached by traditional parish ministry. See www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/mission-shaped-parish/grants/.

Stretch Grants are now available to fill the gap between Reach Grant allocations and the much larger amounts of money disbursed through either Our Faith, Our Hope for as long as this fund exists, or the longer term Ministry Allocation Fund. See http://www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/mission-shaped-parish/stretch-grants-the-next-generation/.

Parishes are also encouraged to contact their Area Bishop’s Office or the Diocesan Centre for further information.