The Oxford Endowment Fund was established in 2004 from funds from the closure of Oxford United Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to provide financial assistance to individuals whose primary responsibility is music ministry, in a volunteer or paid capacity.
According to the Trust Fund Agreement:
The purpose of the Fund shall be to create an income, which will be paid annually to Music United (MU) or its successor, for the support of training of individuals for music leadership and music ministry within The United Church of Canada.
Music United (MU), as trustees of the Oxford Endowment Fund, wish to help make a positive difference in the lives of church musicians in The United Church of Canada by aiding in the financial support of their development and training.
The Oxford Endowment Fund is eager to support individuals who seek to participate in development opportunities that will directly benefit their roles in music ministry in their missions, congregations, presbyteries or conferences.
To this end, the Fund will provide support for individuals to
The above are only examples. Applicants are urged to be bold and creative in their proposals. The proposed course, project, or training is not restricted to Canada.
The Fund may not be used towards a college or university degree/diploma program although courses taken individually will be considered.
This will depend on, among other things, the number of applications in a year. In general, however, the Oxford Endowment Fund will support a maximum of two-thirds of the total projected costs of a development activity, to a maximum of $750.
A request for funding must include
Deadlines for applications: applications will be reviewed monthly
Send applications to
Applications will be reviewed monthly.
MU will review all requests and assess how well each one meets the criteria outlined above. After MU has reviewed the information submitted, the applicant may be contacted for additional information to expand on the written request and to answer questions MU may have.
(Note: The United Church of Canada is not responsible for the content of external sites - links will open in new window)