Welcome to the PHW Mini-Grant Program. We are excited to partner with congregations across the state to engage our faith communities and larger communities in living happier, healthier, more abundant lives. We have proudly done this for years our PHW Collaborative program and PHW Mini-Grant program. The congregations that have participated have done and are doing amazing work. We want to recognize depth and sustainability, and the good work that congregations of all sizes are doing not only to promote health, but to live it out in their communities. Will you join us?
To access the application, please continue reading through the eligibility and directions then scroll to the bottom of this page.
IMPORTANT: Applications submitted after the August 30 deadline will be reviewed and processed during the October 1st-November 31st cycle.
Eligibility for mini-grant funds are based on the following requirements:
1. Your church must have applied or re-applied and been accepted into the PHW Collaborative in the last 12 months prior to applying for a PHW mini-grant.
NOTE: If you are unsure when the last PHW Collaborative application was submitted from your congregation, email our Program Associate at PHWinfo@ncchurches.org.
2. Your church cannot have received a PHW mini-grant in the last 11 months.
3. A PHW Collaborative application must be approved before each PHW Mini-Grant is awarded.
4. The mini-grant must be used to support your congregation’s health ministry and it’s mission.
5. Ten percent (10%) of the money awarded may be given to your health lead to use at their discretion towards the health ministry.
Helpful Tips and Information
You are able to request up to $1000. Please give mindful consideration to the amount that you request. Allocated funds will be shared across our state and are limited. Some grants may be partially funded depending on need, response, and availability.
For a list of sample projects that we do and do not fund click here and browse “Questions About Mini-Grant Purpose & Who Can Apply”. As we review the mini-grant applications, priority will be given to projects and/or programs that are conscious of its impacts on the environment ie. uses less paper, less plastic water bottles, less plastic plates and forks, etc.
If you have any questions about the criteria or are unsure if your congregation is part of the PHW Collaborative and you would like additional information, please call or email your regional coordinator or the PHW Program Associate at 919-828-6501 and PHWinfo@ncchurches.org.
We look forward to learning about all the wonderful work you are doing to improve health and wholeness throughout North Carolina, and how we can further assist.
Changes to PHW Applications
Attention: In order to make the application process more efficient, we have updated our applications. You will no longer be able to save and come back to the application. We highly recommend you save your answers on a separate document as you fill out the application so that you do not lose your responses if the application closes for any reason. We also recommend you print this document to prepare your responses BEFORE entering them on this form. Thank you so much for your cooperation!