$100 to $500 GRANTS — WESTMINSTER’S SEEDS FOR JUSTICE
Westminster’s New Initiative: The Session has approved a new initiative of the Mission and Outreach Division encouraging Church members to initiate projects or interest groups around social justice ministry. Money could help support bus rentals to marches, facility rental, speaker fees, postage, printing, materials or travel, etc. The money is allocated by the Benevolence Committee in amounts ranging from $100 to $500 per application.
History: Westminster Church has consistently supported and supports worthy efforts in our community and beyond while we strive to meet our mission: “Sustained by grace, we are called to serve Christ, share God’s love, and work for justice in a complex world.” Westminster Church is known for its commitment to social justice, giving one out of five dollars of its funds, as well as it is known for its many members’ active involvement in supporting social justice here and with others beyond our doors.
Seed money: Westminster would like to support its individual Church members ideas for innovative and advocacy actions for social justice. Sometimes a little support or seed money can play a vital role in enabling and making a difference for that idea to become an action or project to improve lives of people in our community.
Particulars: “Seeds for Justice” is for small allocations by short-term grants to support Church members’ actions and projects. Applications for grants ranging from $50 to $500 grants will be awarded to the lead church member. Another member for each $100 requested needs to sign they are involved and supporting the project. For example: the deposit for a bus of $500 to bring together and support 50 people to go to demonstration would need to have 5 members signing they support the project.
Application: To assist Westminster members with the process, and in particular members who may not have experience in requesting funds, we have made an email application. It is set up to fill in and submit as an email to . The application form.
Report: After the project is completed within thirty days or by October first of the year the lead church member will write up a paragraph that may be printed in our Newsletter on the action, noting what the funds were used for and resulting outcome for the Westminster newsletter. Pictures of the activity are appreciated as available.
Questions: If you have questions, please reach out to or 295-2566.
As we strive strive for justice in our community,
on behalf of the Benevolence Committee,