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Learning Grants 2021

Application forms MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR to the event, scanned, with signature, & emailed to: sduliban@united-church.ca.

Download the Learning Fund Application in doc format.
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Download the Learning Fund Application in PDF format.

The 2021 HFRC Annual Budget includes $30,000 for learning grants. Additional income to this fund from covenanting service offerings will be designated as bursaries for recognized candidates for ministry.  Learning grants will be distributed at the discretion of the Executive.  The Terms of Reference for learning grants shall be in the following four categories:

1.  Professional Development Grants
a)  HFRC Executive will support the training of up to two people for interim ministry covering the full cost of tuition.
b)  HFRC Executive will support the training of up to two people for the ministry of supervision for paid accountable ministry
learning sites covering the full cost of tuition.
c)  HFRC Executive will support the training of Licenced Lay Worship Leaders (LLWL) covering the full cost of tuition.

HFRC Executive will select recipients for Professional Development Grants on the basis of their suitability and the needs of the Region.  The grants will be awarded on condition that the recipient agrees to make use of their training within the Region, (either in paid accountable ministry or as a volunteer),in the three years following completion of the course.  Additional expenses (travel, residency, books) associated with professional development will be paid by the participants themselves.

2.  Individual Learning Grants
a)  HFRC will award annual grants of up to $300 to ministry personnel to attend continuing education and personal development events on a matching grant basis.  Ministry personnel will be expected to pay one half the cost of the event using the continuing education allowance paid to them by the community of faith.
b)  HFRC will award annual grants of up to $300 to lay leaders to attend continuing education and personal development events on a matching grant basis. Lay leaders will be expected to pay one half the cost of the event themselves, however the community of faith will be encouraged to match this amount.
c)  HFRC will support musicians employed by communities of faith with annual grants of up to $300 to attend continuing education events or to pay one half the cost of music lessons.  Communities of faith will be encouraged (but will not be required) to match this amount.

3.  Event Sponsorship Grants
HFRC will support organizing local events for at least 8 people by offering grants of up to $1,000 in order to promote continuing education and personal development. The budget for such an event will accompany the application.

4.  Student Bursaries
HFRC Executive will distribute all the money received annually from covenanting services to candidates for paid accountable ministry, including OM, DM and DLM.  HFRC Executive will support recognized candidates enrolled in theological studies with a minimum annual grant of $1,000.

HFRC will carry over any money not spent in the 2021 calendar year for two years to be made available according to the terms of reference above.  HFRC Executive will review these Terms of Reference at the end of 2021.

NOTE: The tuition for the interim ministry course in 2020 was $1,390 USD for each of two parts, for a total of $2,780 USD which converts to $3,626 CAD.