Scott Brubacher, AFC’s Executive Director, says many churches struggle with the project description aspect of the grant application. “In a previous grant tips blog I encouraged applicants to simply answer the questions in section 3.3 in order. This model grant application from Holy Trinity is an excellent example of a church that followed that template.”
“This is AFC’s most successful annual campaign to date, by far,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director of AFC. “We know 2023 was not without financial challenges, but the growth of the annual fundraising program reflects a deepening bond between Canadian Anglicans and their national foundation.” Noteworthy was an increase of 15% in the average donation amount from member churches.
While SYTK was prompted by the pandemic, Dr. Scott Brubacher says that the challenges facing young people are no less urgent today. “There is an increasing body of evidence that points to loneliness and isolation as epidemics arising from the pandemic and that younger Canadians are among the hardest-hit demographics,” says Brubacher. “As a church, we can choose to receive that bad news by responding with good news: claiming our place at the table, and answering the call to champion community-based solutions to this epidemic.”