Compassionate Justice Initiatives – Antipoverty Grants
The MNO Synod will receive funding from the ELCIC (given through CLWR gifts) to help enable social justice projects on our territory that seek to address anti-poverty causes and issues in Canada. These funds are to assist church and society groups, in individual congregations and community organizations in which folks from our congregations participate. The set of criteria for these programmes is outlined below.
If your congregation or organization wishes to apply for funding, please complete the attached application form, and submit to MNO Synod. Projects will be considered as applications are received. Please note that only projects which will be completed in the 2016 calendar year will qualify.
1. Build awareness on hunger and poverty issues as well as solutions through education, leadership development and advocacy.
2. Focus on domestic hunger and poverty issues with priority given to:
a. Food security (i.e. production, distribution, acquisition, nutrition, land use)
b. Employment (i.e. job training, counselling, placement, child care)
c. Development (i.e. preventative and primary health care, water and sanitation, literacy, housing, social services, environmental issues).
3. Are well planned in cooperation with and build on the social, cultural and spiritual resources of people who have access to limited material resources.
4. Promote self-reliance.
5. Operate in collaboration with other ecumenical and social services partners.