New! CBOQ Micro-Grants

CBOQ is excited to be able to equip its churches and leaders through new micro-grants. Designed to give your CBOQ church’s ministry a boost, we are pleased to offer grants in the following categories:

  • Communications Enhancement
  • Missional Generosity
  • eSports

We are excited for the opportunities these grants will open for our family of churches! Find out more about the requirements and fill out the application below.

Priority will be give to churches who haven’t received a grant in the past 10 years and will be evaluated in the order in which they are received.

Applications are due April 26, 2021.

Communication Enhancement Grant

COVID-19 has meant that many churches have incurred additional communications costs. We have heard from many of you that you have spent precious amounts of time and money getting your services online. If your CBOQ church needs help with rising video and hosting production costs, we encourage you to meet with your church leadership and apply.

One-time 2021 Communications Enhancement Grant of up to $1000 are available.

Grant application selection criteria is based on:

  1. Churches that have not received a CBOQ grant in the last 10 years
  2. Order of grant applications being received before the deadline

What can these funds be used for?

  • New A/V technology – microphone, computer, camera, cables etc.
  • Web design / re-design costs
  • Service subscriptions such as Zoom, copyright, etc.
  • Technology consultations/honoraria               

When is the grant deadline?

  • April 15, 2021

What do we need to do as a church to be eligible?

  • Fill out the 2021 Communications Enhancement Grant Application below. This will include a resolution by your board (empowered to make financial decision).
  • We want to hear how you will use this grant to further the ministry of your congregation. A report will be requested September 2021.

The 2021 Communications Enhancement Grant Application Process is now closed. Our next grant applications will be due on April 15, 2021.

Missional Generosity Grant

Your church has made some vital adjustments during the pandemic that have connected you with people in your community who are in great need. We would like to help you show the generosity of God’s love and compassion by supporting you in acts of missional kindness.

We encourage your church to apply for a one-time 2021 Missional Generosity Grant from $500 – $1000.

Grant application selection criteria is based on:

  1. Churches that have not receive a CBOQ grant in the last 10 years
  2. Order of grant applications received before the deadline

What can these funds be used for?

Missional Generosity Grant funds can be used for activities such as the following:

  • Start a clothing/food bank or to prepare meals to give to families in need
  • A new missional activity
  • Allocate five families in your community who need your support and prepare a gift hamper to be given from your church to each one
  • Have a financial planner do an online training session on “Cash & COVID-19” that focuses on budgeting or offer an online learning experience with a local therapist to talk about “Crisis and Emotion.”
  • Is there any new housing in your community? Prepare a welcome basket from your church to give to a number of the new households
  • Offer virtual babysitting/child supervision, potentially with a group, run a virtual daycare
  • Community garden

When is the grant deadline?

  • April 15, 2021

What do we need to do as a church to be eligible?

  • Fill out the 2021 Missional Generosity Grant Application below
    This will include a resolution by your board (empowered to make financial decision).
  • We want to hear how you will use this grant to further the ministry of your congregation. A report will be requested September 2021.

The 2021 Missional Generosity Grant Application Process is now closed. Our next grant applications will be due on October 15, 2021.

eSports Grant

Many youth are engaged in online gaming and eSports are becoming a mainstream form of entertainment and community building. eSports is a growing industry and a leading venue in which many youth participate—from casual gamers to pro gamers. The digital realm, including eSports, is a primary gathering place for youth; it is therefore a space for youth ministry.

We encourage your church/youth ministry to consider how it can participate in the area of eSports as a ministry and to apply for a one-time 2021 eSports Grant from $500 – $1000.

Grant application selection criteria is based on:

  1. Your explanation of how your church will utilize eSports as a venue for ministry
  2. Order of grant applications being received before the deadline.

What can these funds be used for?

  • Establishing a physical space for eSports
  • Creating an online network for gamers
  • Resourcing parents/guardians with their children in eSports

When is the grant deadline?

  • April 15, 2021

What do we need to do as a church to be eligible?

  • Fill out the  2021 eSports Grant Application below
    This will include a resolution by your governing board (empowered to make financial decision).
  • Outline the objectives and strategy of how eSports can be incorporated as part of the youth ministry’s mandate. It is recommended you consult Alvin Lau, CBOQ Youth Ministries Associate, in your plan development.
  • Your church’s Youth Leader, one member of the church’s senior leadership team (e.g. Pastor, Board member) and any other interested parties must:
    1. View the Youth Leader eSports webinar (available starting April 13 at 7:00 pm) and
    2. Attend the live Q & A on April 27 at 7:00 pm.
  • We want to hear how you will use this grant to further the ministry of your congregation. A report will be requested September 2021.

To find our more about young people and eSports, read more here.

The 2021 ESports Grant Application Process is now closed. Our next grant applications will be due on April 15, 2021.