Justice Grant Application
Welcome to the Contemplative Justice Network Grant Application. Congratulations on having an idea for a justice project and making your way to this form! We hope the experience of filling out this form helps clarify and support your project. We see this form as the start of a conversation, please fill it out as best you can with the current information you have. It is likely we will have additional questions related to your particular project and we will contact you to explore this information together. You will not be turned away for lack of information. If we need to know something else, we will contact you.

In addition to financial support, the Contemplative Justice Network may be able to offer networking/ mentoring support, communication support or strategic planning support. There will be a section for you to indicate your support needs.

If you will not complete this form in one sitting, once you are ready to save:
1) scroll to the end of the form
2) fill out the last question
3) follow the instructions at the end of the form.

We suggest to take a moment or two to center yourself, take a couple deep breaths, find you feet on the ground, and offer a prayer before beginning this application. If at any point you feel uncertain or stuck, come back to this place. If you have questions or need help, please email Christina Kinch at christina@contemplativejustice.org.

Project Details
The depth and extent to which you fill out this form will correspond to the size and complexity of your project. Use your best judgment and think about what you would need to know if you were on the granting committee.
Project Name
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Project Description (A succinct 50 word description of the project)
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Project leadership and contact information. Please list all project leaders who have signed on to participate in this project.
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Does your group have a registered charity number? If so, please list.
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What is the project start date?
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If there is an estimated end date for this project, please list. If it is an ongoing project, please leave blank.
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Does this project partner with individuals/ organizations outside the United Church?
If 'yes' to question above, please list partners and indicate whether they have confirmed their participation, expressed interest, or will be contacted in the future.
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Project details. What is the mission, vision or goals of this project? What problem are you addressing?
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In what ways does your project collaborate with community members and support individual and community agency?
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Transformation
We are seeking projects that are spiritually/ contemplatively rooted and focused on systemic change. There are many different ways this can look. We look forward to hearing about the variety of ways people engage the sacred task of transformational justice.
How does this project contribute to long-term, systemic transformation of our environment or our communities?
Your answer
Tree of Contemplative Practices
Does your group currently engage in contemplative/spiritual practices? If so, which ones? If not, are you interested in support/ training on how contemplative practices support justice work? Preference will be given to groups who engage in contemplative/spiritual practices within and along side their justice work.
Your answer
What impact do you anticipate contemplative/spiritual practices having on the transformation of our communities and/or environment in relation to your project?
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Project Financials
Consider rental costs, contractors, supplies, promotion etc.
What is the total cost of this project?
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What are your estimated expenses? Please list point form.
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What is the total amount of funds you are requesting from the Contemplative Justice Network? (most grants will be in the $2000-$3000 range, but others will not be excluded)
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Are you receiving other funds to support this project? (from other grants, individuals, or your congregation?) Please list point form.
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Are there any in kind donations being contributed to this program (volunteer time, space, items)? Please list point form.
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Additional support and Risk Assessment
We expect that in addition to financial support there may be other needs groups have to make their projects successful. The CJN may be able to provide networking/mentoring support, communication support, strategic planning support. We are not looking for 'air tight' proposals, but well thought out ideas and groups who are able to assess risks and acknowledge areas that may need more support. Your capacity to do this will be more highly valued than an air tight proposal.
What questions/concerns/ wonderings do you have about your project? (point form or paragraph).
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What are the risks involved with this project? Are their some 'good' risks? Are their some risks that are potentially harmful to individuals or the community?
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Would your project benefit from any of the following: Networking/mentoring support, communication support, strategic planning support? Please list and describe in detail.
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Is there anything else you would like the grants committee to know?
Your answer
Form Feedback
Please let us know about your experience filling out the above form. This helps us to improve our process.
Approximately how long did it take you to fill out this form?
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How did you feel while filling it out?
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Did this form help you with the process of thinking through and planning your project? Please explain why or why not.
Your answer
What feedback do you have for us?
Your answer
Would you like to save or submit your application?
Thank you for your application.
If your application is complete: Click submit, we will review it and get back to you within one month.

If your application is incomplete and you would like to save it and come back later: Click submit. You will be provided with a link. SAVE THIS LINK (I suggest copying and pasting it into an email for yourself- subject line "Link for Grant Application"). This link is your access point for later entry to your saved form. We are not able to access this link for you at a later date.

If you have questions, please email Christina Kinch at christina@contemplativejustice.org

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