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Do you have an idea for doing things differently in our church community: a new program or service or a new way of doing an existing program?

Ted Humphreys, in memory of his wife Ruth, has generously funded the Ruth Humphreys Innovations Fund.

Once a year the fund trustees call for proposals that provide opportunities and new ideas that would add value to our congregational life. DEADLINE is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Further information and funding application forms are available here or from the church office.

You may also email innovationsfund@victoriaunitarian.ca or contact any of the trustees with your questions: Al Hoffman, John Tiffany, Betty Sherwood, Lynne Bonner, Lorna Anthony, Rev. Shana (ex officio).

Applications will be received for time-limited grants to projects of up to $10,000 per year that:

  • Apply new and different methods to existing programs;

  • Scale up successful and innovative programs and services;

  • Experiment with new ideas;

  • Offer collaborative approaches to address an issue or opportunity;

  • Improve the delivery of current programs and services.

Some examples of past grants – Vancouver Island summer camp activities; a bench outside the north door; a truth and reconciliation artist-in-residence; the sponsorship of the play “Home”; a volunteers’ tea, and support of a ministerial intern.

We look forward to hearing from you!