CPAS has a long history of making grants to different organisations and individuals. Indeed, the original purpose for CPAS being set-up in 1836 was for the making of grants to enable the employment of additional clergy and lay workers in the growing urban areas.
In recent years the funds available for those type of grants have diminished significantly and, in the early part of the 21st Century, CPAS stopped giving grants to parishes and is now involved with grant-making in these areas:
Ministers in Training (MIT) fund
- Grants for ordinands, to provide financial assistance during training. Download an information sheet, application form and budget form. Please be sure to read the information sheet, which includes conditions for receiving a grant, before completing an applicaton form. Applications are considered three times a year, and should be submitted by the end of September, January or, (for students who are not in their final year), April.
Society for the Relief of Poor Clergy (SRPC)
- The Society for the Relief of Poor Clergy, although an independent organisation, distributes some funds on behalf of Mabledon, for evangelicals during a difficult personal time. Download an application form and guidance notes for applicants. Applications are considered in March, May and October, and these should be submitted in the second week of the preceding month at the latest.
The SRPC also offers grants for children of evangelical clergy who need help with fees for going on Christian holidays. Priority will be given to applications from clergy who are attending holidays in leadership positions. The fund is limited and grants are considered having regard to individual financial and family circumstances.
If you have any queries about the SRPC or would like to make an application, please visit www.srpc-aid.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Those interested in applying for a grant in either of these areas should read the CPAS Basis of Faith before submitting an application.