Advocacy Grants Available

October 02, 2009

The Kentucky United Methodist Conference Advocacy Team has some grant money available for churches that are beginning Advocacy ministries. Some of the types of ministries that would fall under the advocacy ministries are Special Needs Ministries, Restorative Justice Ministries, Native American Advocacy, and Children’s Advocacy.

The purpose of these grants is to assist local churches in establishing ministries that work directly with those who need advocates. Some examples of these types of ministries are establishment of jail ministries, outreach ministry to Native Americans, establishing special needs Sunday School Classes, ministry to rescue victims of child abuse, etc.

These grants ARE NOT for capital improvements, but for direct ministry support.

Grants are for a maximum of $500. Four grants are available.

If you would like to apply for an Advocacy Grant, please send the following information to Jan Brown -Thompson at or Darren Gillespie at

Please include:
Name/Address/Contact Information
Description of the Ministry
Who will ministry benefit?
How will the ministry be carried out?
Timeline on beginning /continuing the ministry.
Amount of funding requested.

Deadline For Receiving Applications: November 1, 2009