For clergy households, if you feel comfortable, we encourage you to contact your diocese, Archdeacon or Bishop regarding discretionary funds. To find other sources of grants (including specific geographical areas / personal circumstances), try Turn2Us Grant Search.

Clergy-specific

Additional Curates Society - CofE - Grants supporting curates of a traditional catholic background.

Frances Ashton Charity - CofE - Grants supporting clergy and widow(er)s.

Lord Crewe's Charity - CofE (Durham and Newcastle) - grants for clergy and their families, including education, family and resettlement.

The Cleaver Ordination Candidates Fund - grants for ordinands (books, overseas, course fees) and clergy (academic courses, research and continued study) of a traditional catholic background.

The Elland Society - CofE (York Province) - grants to ordinands in hardship and towards overseas mission for those planning to serve in the province.

The Foundation of Edward Storey - CofE, CiW, SEC - Grants and loans for clergy, spouses (divorced & separated), widow(er)s, plus sheltered housing for over 60s in Cambridgeshire.

The English Clergy Association - CofE - supports clergy and their families with holidays in France or Portsmouth.

The Society for the Relief of Poor Clergy - CofE, CiW, CiI, SEC - provides grants to evangelical clergy, accredited lay workers, and clergy widow(er)s.

Benevolent funds

There is funding for specific professions. If you or your partner are/were in a profession (eg. dancer, nurse, accountant) then you may find there is a corresponding fund.

Britain Explained - UK - a list of professional benevolent funds.

Professionals Aid Guild - UK - helps professionals and graduates in the UK with financial assistance from any profession.

The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) - UK - membership body of charities and grant members that give to individuals. Clergy Support Trust is a member.

 

Other Support

StepChange - a UK debt charity offering free debt advice and money management support to around 650,000 people a year. Debt advice is provided online or over the phone. Clergy Support Trust partners with StepChange.

Please note that unless stated we are not affiliated with these resources or responsible for their content. If you find any issues - or if you have any suggestions or resources we could list on this page - please contact us.

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Women

The Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland - Scot - Financial support to single women aged 50 or over on low income and limited savings.

The Women's Continued Ministerial Education Trust - CoE, SEC - supports the ministerial development of female clergy, accredited lay workers and religious sisters in their continued training.

Families

Changes for Children / Buttle UK - UK - individual grants for children and young people who have experienced a crisis and education as needed.

Family Action - grants aimed at strengthening families, and communities, building skills and resilience

Family Fund - grants for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child.