Greetings! My name is Corinne and as the Chair of the newly-formed David Ferguson Music Fund, I’m honoured and excited to announce that the APPLICATION WINDOW IS OPEN!
This fund is accessible to individuals and groups in the Chinook Winds Region in Central and South Alberta. It’s funded by a portion of the proceeds from the sale of St. Matthew’s United Church to honour and continue the musical legacy of David Ferguson. The purpose of the fund is:
- To inspire children, youth and young adults to experience God through music;
- To support music learning, education, and growth for children, youth and young adults through The United Church of Canada, with particular attention to choral and vocal musicianship;
- To support program planning for music education in faith communities in Chinook Winds Region or its successor body with particular attention to choral and vocal musicianship.
This Spring/Summer we are planning for an initial, pilot round of five (5) grants of up to $1000 each. The window for applying for these grants is June 1st-July 31, 2021 with grants being distributed before the Fall. We are accepting applications for music projects, which could include things such as music lessons, money for musical development, assistance for choral or other musical groups, or any other initiative that fits within these stated purposes.
We’re asking that those reading this message pass on this information to Children’s & Youth Leaders, Music Ministry Leaders and participants, or anyone with the United Churches of the Chinook Winds Region who may wish, or know someone who wishes to apply.
How to Apply
To apply, please download the attached ‘fillable’ PDF. Details on how to apply are included on the form. Applications must be received digitally OR post-marked no later than 11:59 PM on July 31, 2021
If you have any questions, please email Corinne Nairn, David Ferguson Committee.
We look forward with excitement to receiving applications and continuing David Ferguson’s legacy.