The New Fire Task Force, in partnership with the Ecumenical Young Adult Ministries Team (EYAMT),invites and encourages young adults to apply for seed grants in the amount of up to $500 to support local ecumenical young adult-initiated projects.
The New Fire Network is a network of young adult Christians who are
connecting and organizing young adult ecumenical leadership to re-invigorate
and re-envision cooperative Christian community.
Through the Seed Grant Program, New Fire seeks to support ecumenical
projects that connect young adult people to an experience of Christian unity
in a concrete and meaningful way.
The New Fire Grant Program aims to break down divisions among those aged
18-35 years; renew the relationship between the church and young adults; and
equip young adults to be agents of love, justice, and peace.
The Grant Program also intends to facilitate capacity-building opportunities
for young adults in order to expand their knowledge and skills so that they
can better serve the churches and the ecumenical movement. New Fire will
give priority to projects that incorporate local, national, and regional
cooperation and networking between young adults in the ecumenical movement
in order to build community and solidarity.
Interested applicants can find a link to the application
here, or should email
firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the application.
Applications are due no later than February 28, 2013, and can be submitted
to the New Fire Task Force at email@example.com .
Awards decisions will be announced by March 31, 2013. The coordinators of
projects that are awarded a seed grant will be required to sign a covenant
agreement, complete their proposed project and submit a written report to
New Fire no later than June 30, 2013 to help with our end of year reporting.