Is your church ready to step beyond charity and into solidarity and justice ministries? Peace with Justice grants are available to UMC churches and affiliated nonprofits. Funded by Peace with Justice Sunday offerings, these grants are possible because Methodists share their gifts generously and share the vision of justice ministries. The NCC Board of Church and Society reviews and awards these grants quarterly (January, April, June, and September).
Any United Methodist local church in the North Carolina Conference or ecumenical group / organization working with and through a local United Methodist congregation is eligible to apply for a grant.
Applicants must work toward achieving at least one of the following objectives:
- Objective 1: Assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence and militarism and in moving and leading nations and peoples to reconciliation, transformation, and redemption.
- Objective 2: Involve and develop principled leaders among United Methodists and enjoin the public in efforts to tend conflicts, human rights violations, and violent aggression around the world.
- Objective 3: Promote just national and international policies and actions (governmental and non-governmental) seeking to address systemic poverty and restore communities to sustainability.
- Objective 4: Support policies that promote systemic economic justice and the self-development of peoples; in particular, to respond to the disproportionate effect of injustices on racial, indigenous, and ethnic persons.
This fund is not intended to support operational expenses or capital improvements.
Grant proposals shall show evidence of long-range project planning and should include priorities, goals, a detailed budget, plans for continued funding, a realistic timeline, and measurable objectives.
Download the Project Description Guidelines which include the application requirements. Read thoroughly and create a document with your responses. Then complete the PWJ Grant Application (below) and upload the document with your request.
Applications are due January 8, March 31, April 30, and September 15.