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SJCTB to fund new ministry modes

The St John’s College Trust Board (SJCTB) and Te Kotahitanga have announced a new funding stream that will enable ministry units to extend or develop the innovative educational ministries launched during the Covid-19 lockdowns across this Province.

Taonga News  |  11 Jun 2020

St John’s College Trust Board and Te Kotahitanga are calling for funding applications that will enable new educational ministries around the Church, specifically to build on new modes of ministry that have developed in response to lockdowns in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

SJCTB and Te Kotahitanga have issued their call for innovative projects funding in the light of “the rapid and exciting change in the way ministry and mission have been delivered by the Church throughout the COVID-19 Crisis.”

SJCTB and Te Kotahitanga have called for ministry units around the country to lodge ‘Expressions of Intent’ for funding that will allow Anglicans to implement 'adaptive, innovative and novel education and ministry methodologies and initiatives that have come to light during the COVID crisis.'

Anglican education initiatives will need to clearly demonstrate a significant long-term benefit to the ministry and mission of the Church and show how the funding will allow the recipient to alter the methodology or means by which ministry education is presently delivered or will expand or change the audience to which it is delivered.

The Trust and Te Kotahitanga have agreed that in order to seize the opportunities that have arisen during lockdown, there will be a condensed process for these Expressions of Intent to be submitted, reviewed and approved.

Expressions of Intent are not subject to any deadline and there are no application forms to be completed, but educational and ministry objectives and the recipient of the funding need to be clear and funding EOI will need a supporting letter from the group’s Pīhopa or Diocesan Bishop or a bishop connected to the group that is applying for support.

Expressions of Interest need to take into account these provisions of the St John’s funding brief:

  • According to the St John’s College Trust’s Act, funding needs to benefit “the education of students of all races ….. so long as such education includes instruction in the principles of the Christian faith”
  • That the funding be for the implementation of adaptive, innovative and novel education and ministry methodologies and initiatives that have come to light during the COVID crisis.
  • Please note that Anglican schools and colleges are a strategic education priority of this Church.
  • Capital expenditure on equipment required to carry out the educational activity is possible under this funding category.
  • Funding provided under the COVID-19 innovation initiative is ‘one-off’ funding for the period over which the initiative will be implemented.
  • This funding is not available to fund scholarships, which will continue to be funded by the Trust as usual.

All expressions of interest should be submitted to the Trust’s Secretary, Grant Hope at