Applications are now accepted for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants. The application forms are now available. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in The Episcopal Church. The focus for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants is Mark Five of the Anglican Marks of Mission:
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
The United Thank Offering will accept:
- grant applications for start-up costs of a new ministry.
- one grant application per diocese within The Episcopal Church;
- one additional application for a companion grant from a diocese of The Episcopal Church may be submitted. This relationship may be formed with an aided diocese from The Episcopal Church or with a diocese from The Anglican Communion. The sponsoring bishop with jurisdiction will be responsible for the accounting of the grant.
For more information about guidelines and applications, contact the Rev. Heather Melton, missioner for United Thank Offering.
Not to be confused with the Young Adult / Seminarian grants, whose deadline was January 31, grant applications for the UTO Grants must be received by the deadline of 5 pm Eastern on Friday, March 4.
Wendy Grace, The Episcopal Church in Vermont UTO Coordinator