Policies for Grants
The Li Tim Oi Foundation gives grants for training Christian women in the Two Thirds’ World. Grants are available for women who are Anglicans or who are members of churches associated with the Anglican Communion.
Training may include studying for ordination or for a range of lay ministries and other roles including:
- Youth Workers
- Literacy Advisors
- Community Development Workers
- Child Health Workers
- Communications Officers
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Secretarial/PA Support
- Accountants/Finance Directors
- Information Technology
- and many other areas of service
It is expected that the women will be taking up positions of leadership in their churches, dioceses, or communities.
The Foundation focuses on supporting Anglican women for their first degrees and occasionally for higher degrees, such as Masters’ or Doctorate degrees. Women wishing to apply for further degrees will normally have spent at least five years in their current role. Their application should explain why further education is needed.
The Foundation also focuses on helping women in conflict-affected regions in the Anglican Communion.
The Foundation offers support for individual women or for institutions that wish to train women for special ministries or for work in a specific context.
Applications from individuals or from institutions must be made on the forms on the website: https://www.ltof.org.uk.
After training is completed, all those who have received grants are required to produce a short, written report describing what they have studied and how they will be using their education.
The Trustees reserve the right to ask for copies of the relevant audits or reports from any of the training institutions.
All our grants are paid directly to the training institution. We do not pay grants to individuals.
Our grants are for the tuition fees. If the amount of the grant does not cover the full amount of the fees or additional costs, such as for travel, books or living expenses, the Foundation requests assurance that funds can be found to meet these costs.
- Applicants are required to complete Part 1 of the online application form.
- A reference is required from a diocesan bishop or a potential or actual employer, who will act as a sponsor for the applicant. The bishop or sponsor will need to complete Part 2 of the online Application form.
- The Foundation usually awards grants three times a year.
- If an applicant has already started her course, the Foundation does not normally pay for the study that she has already done.
- The Foundation will support the successful applicant for the full period of her course, providing satisfactory reports are received at the end of each year.
- The Foundation will also need to be sent an invoice for each successive year before making further payment for the grant.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING IN AN APPLICATION FORM ON-LINE:
- First, you will need to create a private folder in which your Application Form and your answers will be saved and securely stored, until you are satisfied with it. Your answers will be saved automatically as you enter them.
- You will be asked to create a Username and Password. You must make a note of your username and password. You will only be able to access your data by using your unique username and password.
- You will be able to work on the Application Form and change your responses as you go along.
- You can print out the Application Form as you work on it.
- You are required to answer all questions on the form.
- When entering date information please use UK Date Formatting – dd/mm/yyyy
- Please remember to include a passport-sized photograph of yourself. This can be done by attaching an electronic file to your Part 1. (see the final question)
- You need to complete all of Part 1 of the Application Form. When you have finished Part 1, you should click on the <Submit> button at the bottom of the form.
- When you click <Submit>, Part 1 of the form will be sent as an email to the Foundation’s Executive Secretary (and to your personal email box).
- A copy of your Part 1 form will also be sent to your Bishop/Sponsor by email. This will explain why the Bishop/Sponsor has received the email and request him/her to complete Part 2 of the Application Form, which will be included in that email.
- You must include the name and email address of the Bishop/Sponsor in Part 1 of the form, so that the email will be sent to the right person.
- When the Bishop/Sponsor has completed Part 2 of the Application Form, he/she will be asked to send the competed form to the Executive Secretary of the Foundation by email.
If you have any questions about filling in the Application Form, please email the Executive Secretary who will be able to assist you. Her email is Admin@LTOF.org.uk
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