Young Clergy Initiative - Grant Application

The purpose of the Kentucky YCI Youth Ministry Grant is to support youth (that’s you!) in a response to a ministry need in your local church and community. It is our hope that this opportunity will grow your faith and help you further discern God’s call upon your life. Thank you for using your gifts and passion to love God and serve others!

Ministry projects are determined by you. Maybe you want to give backpacks to elementary school students or stock a food bank for the winter season. Perhaps God is calling you to purchase tools to do yard work for older members of your community or start a parent's night out program in your town. The possibilities are huge, so be creative as you find a need in your community and be thorough as you determine how you will go about addressing the need. 

The project is to begin and end within a 12-month period of receiving the grant money (up to $750). We want you to work closely with your pastor, youth leader and a team of people you invite to do the work with you. One of the team members needs to be a treasurer, who will be responsible for accounting for the money as it is received and spent.

You may apply at any time throughout the year. The grants are reviewed in January, April, July, and October. You will receive a phone call by the 10th day of the review month letting you know if your application was approved and details for accepting the award.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Todd Nelson (859-229-4523/ or
Kevin Burney (502-425-3884/

Completed applications can either be emailed to or mailed to:

The Kentucky Annual Conference
 7400 Floydsburg Rd,
Crestwood, Kentucky 40014.

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