Grants and tools for churches to upgrade buildings, lower energy costs, and renew their mission

Photo of Woodlawn United Church's rooftop solar array
Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth, NS, used their Faithful Footprints grant in 2018 to install this beautiful solar array that will reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs.

Faithful Footprints is a program to help the United Church reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, starting with a focus on our own buildings and grants of up to $30,000 per community of faith.

The program offers churches trained building specialists who can help you find everything you need, from quick fixes to an extensive energy audit. They can recommend upgrades for all your needs from lighting, heat, and hot water to solar panels, heat pumps, and more.

Visit the Faithful Footprints site for more information and application forms. Take time to read the inspiring stories of churches that found renewal and growth after their retrofit.

If you are looking for worship and other resources on climate change, visit our Climate Change page.

Faithful Footprints is a partnership of Faith & the Common Good and The United Church of Canada.