We are currently undertaking a strategic review of our research programme, during which we will not be making any grants. Please visit this page again soon for details of our research program going forward.

Clergy Support Trust is committed to the wellbeing of Anglican clergy and their families. This means that in addition to tackling clergy wellbeing through direct grants to beneficiaries and partner organisations, we can also look preventatively at ways of dealing with issues before they arise.

We are keen to promote research which examines and addresses the underlying issues which affect clergy wellbeing. Clergy Support Trust therefore invites proposals for research grants in this area.

Priority areas of focus

Particular priority will be given to research projects which identify and seek to address the challenges of ordained Anglican ministry (in the UK and Ireland) in the following areas:

  • Financial wellbeing and financial education/resilience
  • Mental health
  • Family and other relationships

Research grants criteria

  • Research proposals should have full ethical approval and have the potential of making a demonstrable impact (particularly through scalability) on the wellbeing of Anglican clergy and their families (ie what is the ‘Theory of Change’?).
  • Research objectives must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound).
  • Research costs must be set out in detail, with alternative sources of funding (if any) disclosed.
  • Applications should include a proposed funding timetable. Payments will likely be made on a quarterly basis subject to outcomes.
  • Clergy Support Trust will not normally give research grants of more than £15,000.
  • Clergy Support Trust should be acknowledged as a research funder and should have full rights over research results.