Apply for Roanridge Grants January 24, 2017 News Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs Feb. 3 is the application deadline for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants from the Episcopal Church. Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training, and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church. Dioceses, congregations, and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants, which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000. Although previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applications. Applications [in English or Spanish] must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. “The Roanridge Trust Award Grants support creative ministry and highlight the many unique ways we encounter and serve Jesus in rural and small towns across our church,” said the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation, and creation. “The wisdom and models we develop in these sites can help to teach and grow churches everywhere, and they should be celebrated and supported.” Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of an Episcopal Church Executive Council member, a member at large, and staff members of the Episcopal Church Center. The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to the Episcopal Church. Income from the trust generates the grant funds.