International Mission Trips
Mission trip grants
One Great Hour of Sharing supports programs internationally for sustainable development, emergency relief, refugee advocacy and resettlement, and disaster preparedness and response. Mission Trips must be coordinated through Global Ministries and must provide a response to a stated need in one of the beforementioned areas.
How to apply
Contact and coordinate with the Global Ministries People-to-People (UCC and Disciples of Christ)Program Office for a list of acceptable projects located outside the U.S. and Canada. The People to People Program is based in Indianapolis. Phone Number 1-317-713-2579.
Complete the One Great Hour of Sharing Mission Trip Application that includes information about the nature of the project, date of the project, number of participants, name of sponsoring congregation or body, and a brief statement as to how the project is seen as an extension of One Great Hour of Sharing’s purpose and priorities.
When possible, applications for partner grants should be made to the Global Sharing of Resources Office by December 1 of the year prior to the trip.
Priority will be given to projects that are coordinated through Global Ministries. Priority will also be given to projects that have not received a grant in the previous three years.
Grants will normally be made for up to $500. Grants will be directed to the sponsoring congregation. Grants should normally be used for materials and supplies or for financial assistance to persons who otherwise would not be able to participate.
All groups should remember that One Great Hour of Sharing funds have been entrusted to Wider Church Ministries to use wisely, responsibly and compassionately to bring help and hope to people severely impacted by disaster, poverty, hunger, and other humanitarian deprivations.
All gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing are tax deductible and 100% of designated gifts go to the designated area of response. Non-designated funds are encouraged. They allow One Great Hour of Sharing to address future hidden and forgotten emergencies around the world.