This is the grant application for serving clergy, retired clergy, widows/widowers of clergy, and divorced and separated spouses (ordinand grants are here). You can preview the questions before applying and save progress to return to it later.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible or have a concern about applying then please contact our friendly, confidential grants team on 020 7799 3696 or

Do please read Grant Information section since this sets out in general terms who is eligible to apply for a grant from the charity. Each application is considered on its own merits but here are a few pointers:
  • Owning property does not rule out an application. However, if you own property and have more than £16,000 in savings, you will not be eligible for a financial hardship gift. If you are a property owner with savings in excess of £16,000 and want to apply for a special purpose grant please contact our Grants Team on 020 7799 3696 or

  • Many applicants have modest savings and this does not play a large part in our assessment of income (especially for those who do not own property). However, we do expect that those with considerable savings should look to these before making an application to the charity.
  • We consider a household's total income from all sources - e.g. stipend, salary, pensions, maintenance, rents, dividends and some state benefits. State benefits given to people with a disability (or caring for someone with a disability) are not included in our income assessment.
  • Potential applicants facing financial hardship should check first that they have claimed all the welfare benefits to which they are entitled. This benefits calculator from Turn2Us may be helpful (please note we cannot see the data entered).
  • We are a charity for the "relief and prevention of poverty or hardship" - please bear this in mind.

You will be asked to submit supporting documentation for all sources of income so we can fairly and accurately assess your household income.

Grant Application Form

You can preview all the questions before applying, to gather the necessary information and documents.